14 November, 2019
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Syllabus subtopic: Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
News: The Supreme Court has held that office of the Chief Justice of India is a public authority under the transparency law, the Right to Information Act.
Prelims focus: About RTI Act 2005
Mains focus: Implications and outcomes of the verdict.
Previously, the Delhi High Court judgment which ruled that office of the Chief Justice comes under the purview of RTI.
A plea filed was filed by Supreme Court Secretary-General challenging Delhi High Court’s order.
The concept of judicial independence is not judge’s personal privilege but responsibility cast on the person, the HC had said in its ruling.
About the verdict:
What RTI act says?
Source: The Hindu
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