Sunday, October 18, 2009
Information on appointment of judges under RTI refused
Information pertaining to appointment of judges to the Supreme Court could not be provided under the Right to Information Act as it was confidential, the Central Principal Information Officer of the Supreme Court has said. Raj Pal Arora, CPIO said this in his letter dated October 10 sent to rights activist Subash Chandra Agrawal, who sought information relating to elevation of Chief Justices of various High Courts as judges of the Supreme Court. The information he sought included complete correspondence and a copy of the letter sent by 10 senior lawyers to the Chief Justice of India and reply by the CJI and/or his Secretariat on the proposal to elevate the Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, P.D. Dinakaran. Mr. Agrawal in his application dated September 14 sought information on 12 points including the subsequent action taken on aspects raised in the letter by 10 senior lawyers.
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