Office of CJI comes under RTI: Delhi HC

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New Delhi, Jan 7: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday, Jan 12, said that the office of Chief Justice of India (CJI) comes under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

A bench comprising Chief Justice AP Shah and Justices S Muralidhar and Vikramjeet Sen upheld its earlier order.

The bench also said, "RTI has over-reaching impact. Citizens who require such information should not misuse the information, thus saving the independence of (the) judiciary."

The High Court also said that the details of judges assets should be revealed under RTI act.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had challenged the Delhi High Court order that held the office of Chief Justice of India under Right to Information (RTI) Act.

The Supreme Court had constituted a special three-judge bench to decide the issue.

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