Tuesday, September 01, 2009

HC verdict on Judges assets declaration likely tomorrow

The Delhi High Court is likely to pronounce its judgement tomorrow on the plea by the Supreme Court challenging Central Information Commissioner's order which held that CJI's office comes within the ambit of Right to Information Act and directed it to reveal information on judges' assets. The verdict would assume significance as the apex court has consistently maintained that CJI'S office does not come within the purview of RTI Act but under pressure from outside and within the judiciary, its judges have have agreed to make public their assets.

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