Chief Justice Within Ambit Of Public Authority, Supreme Court Rules

PUBLISHED ON: November 13, 2019 | Duration: 12 min, 12 sec

  
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In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that it is not beyond the Right to Information Act. The judges, led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi along with 3 future Chief Justices, ruled that "in a constitutional democracy, judges can't be above the law.'' The court said in a majority judgment that said the Chief Justice's office comes under the transparency law. ''The Right to Information and Right to Privacy are two sides of the same coin. None can take precedence over the other," the court said. At the same time, there are exceptions on whether the deliberations of the Supreme Court collegium comprising five senior most judges in the appointment of judges or lawyers should be made public. The top court ruled that it should be decided on a case-to-case basis. We will be joined by three of India's finest lawyers - Harish Salve, Prashant Bhushan and Aryaman Sundaram.
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