Tuesday, July 13, 2010

SC cannot provide I-T return info of judges under RTI: CIC

In a rare instance, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has agreed with the Supreme Court and said that its Registry could not be asked under the Right to Information (RTI) Act to provide details of the income tax returns filed by its judges.
In earlier instances -- be it declaration of assets by the judges or revealing the details of the Collegium meeting process for appointment of judges -- the CIC's ruling advocating transparency had been challenged by the apex court first before the Delhi High Court and then before the Supreme Court. But, on the income tax return details of the judges, the CIC saw reason to agree with the SC's response to an RTI quesry and agreed with its counsel Devdatt Kamat that the Registry did not have the details of the information sought by RTI applicant Dr Lal Bahadur.

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