Constitution bench to decide if SC is exempted from disclosing information under RTI

The five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court will decide whether the apex court is exempted from disclosing information on appointment of judges and other matters under the Right to Information Act.

IANS August 17, 2016 16:32:45 IST
Constitution bench to decide if SC is exempted from disclosing information under RTI

New Delhi: The five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court will decide whether the apex court is exempted from disclosing information on appointment of judges and other matters under the Right to Information Act.

A three-judge bench comprising Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Prafulla C. Pant and Justice AM Khanwilkar on Wednesday referred the question to the Constitution bench saying: "A substantial question of law is involved... which is required to be heard.

"The entire issue is rooted in the order of Delhi High Court and that of the Central Information Commission holding that Supreme Court was covered under the RTI and was obliged to disclose information about the judges appointments and other judicial information."

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