Action taken by the Chief Justice on representation was sought under RTI
The appellant filed four applications under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Supreme Court of India seeking to know about the action taken on some representations sent to the Chief Justice of India. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed that the representation had been filed since no action was called for.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant submitted that the representations should have been placed before the then Chief Justice and he wanted to know what was the exact order, passed by the Chief Justice on their representations. The respondent submitted that as per the practice followed in the Supreme Court, these representations had been considered by the appropriate authority and decided to be filed since there was no action called for.
View of CIC
The Commission observed that the appellant had made representation seeking some astronomical compensation for some alleged wrong done to the son and some action to be taken against the Prime Minister and the then Finance Minister of India. The Supreme Court decided to file these representations. The CIC directed the PIO to find out if there is any file noting available on record showing the decision of the competent authority to file these representations and provide the same to the appellant. However if there are no such file noting then the appellant should be informed suitably.
Citation: Mr. M V Narayana and Mrs. M Sitamahalakshmi v. Supreme Court of India in File No.CIC/SM/A/2012/000714, 721, 738 & 774
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/899
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