Saturday, December 19, 2009

Supreme Court vs Chief Information Commissioner -- does it get better or worse from here?

Supreme court has moved appeal via Special leave petition (SLP) against RTI's Chief information commissioner (CIC) to disclose details on appointments of judges to supreme court.

The two appeals by SC are given as below from the news item:

In one appeal, it challenged the CIC order directing the SC to give details of the decision not recommending the elevation of Justice A P Shah, Chief Justice of Delhi HC, to SC even as the collegium headed by the CJI suggested names of chief justices of four other HCs for appointment to the apex court.

In the second appeal, it sought setting aside of the CIC order asking SC to furnish details to RTI applicant S C Agrawal of the correspondence between the CJI and Justice R Regupathy of Madras HC on the incident in the court in Chennai when the judge had alleged that a Union minister had tried to influence him in a case pertaining to grant of anticipatory bail to a person.

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