Office of the Chief Justice is a public authority
Ref: Office of the Chief Justice of India is covered under the ambit of the RTI Act
I have read the newpapers today shouting at the top of their voice that it is a landmark judgment. However, nobody has raised a point why it took the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) more than 14 years to declare that it is covered under RTI ACT? It is a criminal negligence or rather a deliberate act of commission to blatantly deny transparency at the highest level of judiciary. Should those responsible for it not be hauled?
While going through the site, I came across a couple of articles on similar issues which are listed below.
- Will the appointment of judges be open to public scrutiny?
- Delhi HC - Medical expenses of SC judges not to be disclosed under RTI Act
- RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal to hang his boots [HE IS STILL ACTIVE]
- Who would teach law to the High Courts of the country?
- Information regarding complaint against Judges of HC and SC
- Should complaints against judges be made public under RTI?
- Constitution bench to decide whether Right to Privacy is a fundamental right
- Communications between Chief Justice of India and Union of India about the representations against former Chief Justice of India, Mr. K. G. Balakrishnan, is not privileged correspondence as per RTI Act or Constitution of India