Sunday, October 31, 2010

Apex court restores powers of transparency panel chief

The Supreme Court Monday stayed the operation of a Delhi High Court order striking down the provision under which the chief information commissioner constitutes different benches of the transparency law panel to hear appeals. The high court by its May 21 order quashed the Central Information Commission (Management) Regulations, 2007. The high court also held that the chief information commissioner had no powers to constitute other benches. An apex court bench of Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice B.S. Chauhan stayed the operation of the high court order after Attorney General G. Vahanvati told the court that it (high court order) had impacted the functioning of the Central Information Commission (CIC).

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