22.7 C
Guwahati
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
More

    CJI Office Under RTI Act: Supreme Court In Landmark Order

    The SC bench was headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi who is all set to retire on November 17th, 2019

    In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on November 13th, 2019 has held that office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) is a public authority and comes under the transparency law, the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

    The SC bench was headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. Other members of the bench included Justices N V Ramana, D Y Chandrachud, Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna. The bench upheld the Delhi High Court judgment which ruled that office of the Chief Justice comes under the purview of RTI.

    “Transparency doesn’t undermine judicial independency,” Supreme Court bench said. “Neither RTI is under Article 19 nor is the right to privacy absolute. Judicial independence does not mean that the judges are precluded from the rule of law,” said Justice Chandrachud.

    Justice Khanna said, ” Judicial independence and accountability go hand in hand.”

    The Delhi High Court had held that the office of the CJI comes within the ambit of the RTI law on January 10th, 2010, saying judicial independence was not a judge’s privilege, rather a responsibility cast upon him.

    The bench also maintained that the judiciary cannot be destroyed in the name of transparency.

    Photo credit: indiatoday.com

    Published:

    Follow TIME8.IN on TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and on YOUTUBE to stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time

    First published

    TRENDING

    Meghalaya Police register case against Bengali outfit

    Meghalaya Police appealed to all the concerned citizens to refrain from inciting a breach of communal peace and harmony

    This Diwali, Perk Up Your Home With These Super Easy Rangoli Designs

    Indians love colours and this love for colors is shown through rangolis

    COVID-19 curve in Assam starts to flatten; health minister

    The COVID-19 curve in the state has started flattening with the constant fall in positivity rate of the cases, claimed Himanta Biswa Sarma

    CAA will be implemented soon: BJP chief JP Nadda

    The BJP chief said that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, implementation of CAA got delayed

    Bomb Blast hit a Bengali-medium School at Assam-Mizoram Border; Both States claim it’s in their Area

    Silchar MP Rajdeep Roy said that the school which was reportedly attacked is located in Assam

    Assam: Mother-daughter killed in a tragic road accident near Amingaon

    The deceased were identified as Manikjaan and her daughter Sulvi (7) who were on their way home in a two-wheeler vehicle.

    Permanent Solution to Assam-Mizoram Border Row by 2021: Centre

    Joint Secretary (North East) in the Home Ministry Satyendra Garg said the current concern was to find an immediate solution for now