4 Dec 2019

RTI & Supreme CourtQuick read

/
Tags,

Supreme Court brings the office of CJI under the Right to Information Act, 2005

Source: Monthly Policy Review, PRS

Background 

In the last decade, some pleas had been filed in the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court’s Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) seeking details of judges’ appointments, assets, and correspondences.   In 2010, the Delhi High Court held that the office of Chief Justice of India will come under the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act, 2005). Consequently, the CPIO, Supreme Court filed an appeal against the decision of the Delhi High Court. 

The questions before the Supreme Court included: 

  • Whether the office of Chief Justice of India would come under the RTI Act, 2005, and 
  • Whether sharing such information would undermine judicial independence, and 
  • Whether there are any exceptions to the sharing of information. 

The decision of the Supreme Court

  • The Supreme Court upheld the 2010 judgement of the Delhi High Court and held that the office of the Chief Justice of India comes under the definition of “public authority” under the RTI Act, 2005. 
  • The Court further noted that while the independence of the judiciary forms part of the basic structure of the Constitution, bringing the office of the CJI under the RTI Act would not undermine the independence of the judiciary. 
  • However, the Court stressed that when public interest demands the disclosure of information, judicial independence must be kept in mind.


50 Responses

  1. Some truly superb blog posts on this website, appreciate it for contribution. “When he has ceased to hear the many, he may discern the One – the inner sound which kills the outer.” by H Hahn Blavatsky.

  2. SHOP ALL BIKE mission is to provide only the finest & high quality Bike Accessories. Products available, backed by fast, efficient and accurate service. SHOP ALL BIKE is committed to doing all of this, and still maintain very competitive pricing

  3. When I originally commented I clicked the -Alert me when new comments are added- checkbox and currently each time a remark is included I get four emails with the very same remark. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Many thanks!

  4. Hi there, just changed into alert to your blog via Google, and found that it’s truly informative. I am gonna be careful for brussels. I’ll appreciate in case you proceed this in future. Lots of other folks might be benefited out of your writing. Cheers!

  5. hi!,I really like your writing so much! proportion we keep in touch extra approximately your post on AOL? I need an expert on this house to unravel my problem. May be that is you! Having a look ahead to look you.

  6. GEM-CAR auto repair shop management software is arguably the most comprehensive software of its kind currently available. Lauded for its easy to use modules including CRM, digital inspection and electronic punch clock: it provides the repair shop operator with a complete system to run the business. GEM-CAR puts the shop operator firmly in the driver’s seat. And if you are a fleet operator look for GEM-FLEET our fleet management software.

  7. Online jewelry boutique specializing in custom gold and silver pieces. For the hippy hearted fashion lover. Known for its custom lotus flower hoop earrings and large collection of hoop earrings. Customers enjoy the classic and unique versatile everyday jewelry designs. Glamour hippy began is also known for its dainty gold jewelry pieces. Bohemian chic styles with modern fashion flare. Great prices and affordable. Everyday pieces to statement piece designs for special occasions. Glamour hippy is inspired by diverse world culture and it reflects into the ever changing designs. Its customer enjoys unique pieces and comfort in style. Glamour hippy wants to be a part of its customers wardrobe for many years and part of great memories where ever the customer takes their jewelry pieces. Glamour hippy is glamour and hippy all in one. Shiny pretty pieces, Unique, Glamorous, boho chic, one of a kind, dainty, but statement worthy.

  8. After study a few of the blog posts on your internet site currently, as well as I really like your method of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark site checklist and also will be examining back soon. Pls have a look at my internet site also and also let me know what you assume.

  9. Natural Releaf CBD | New York CBD Store with locations in Murray Hill, NY | Upper East Side, NY | White Plains, NY Serving New York City, NY and Westchester, NY High Quality CBD Products With Lab Test

  10. David-Home Northeast is your premier source for all of your Real Estate investing needs. We provide a variety of solutions for sellers looking to sell fast and investors looking to grow their real estate investment portfolios for better returns. At David-Home Northeast, we are dedicated to improving and redeveloping the areas that we operate in. We specialize in helping sellers of distressed properties (single and multi-family homes, commercial, retail, bank REOs, etc.) find buyers looking to invest. Let us put our network of cash home buyers and private money lenders to work for you so you can say “David” to that old unwanted property.

  11. The next time I review a blog site, I hope that it doesn’t dissatisfy me as much as this set. I imply, I recognize it was my choice to review, however I really assumed youd have something intriguing to state. All I hear is a number of yawping concerning something that you might take care of if you werent also hectic trying to find interest.

  12. David-Home Northeast is your premier source for all of your Real Estate investing needs. We provide a variety of solutions for sellers looking to sell fast and investors looking to grow their real estate investment portfolios for better returns. At David-Home Northeast, we are dedicated to improving and redeveloping the areas that we operate in. We specialize in helping sellers of distressed properties (single and multi-family homes, commercial, retail, bank REOs, etc.) find buyers looking to invest. Let us put our network of cash home buyers and private money lenders to work for you so you can say “David” to that old unwanted property.

  13. Welcome to iBeautys Best, iBeautys Best is the number one destination for Latest Beauty Products. Here you can easily buy your desired product from all over the world with very reasonable price.

  14. This is the appropriate blog site for anyone that intends to find out about this subject. You recognize so much its nearly difficult to suggest with you (not that I actually would want?HaHa). You most definitely put a brand-new spin on a topic thats been discussed for many years. Wonderful stuff, simply wonderful!

  15. Leptitox is often a viable weight-loss supplement by Morgan Hurst and Sonya Rhodes. What differentiates it from the rest of its sort is its all-all-natural composition. This implies the formulation does not leverage artificial components or artificial compounds to provide final results. Such a chemical-based mostly Option typically reaps Unintended effects – a downside You can not dismiss.

  16. Aw, this was a truly nice article. In concept I wish to put in writing like this furthermore? requiring time as well as actual effort to make a great post? however what can I state? I hesitate alot and also never seem to obtain something done.

  17. I just want to mention I am very new to blogs and definitely liked this web-site. Almost certainly I’m going to bookmark your blog post . You amazingly come with outstanding posts. Thanks a lot for sharing with us your web-site.

  18. I just want to say I am just very new to blogging and actually loved you’re web site. Probably I’m want to bookmark your website . You certainly have excellent articles. Thanks for sharing with us your blog.

Leave a Reply

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This