Information regarding Principal Civil Judge of District Court
The appellant sought information related to a person posted as Principal Civil Judge (Judicial) in a civil court in the State of Gujarat such as the salary and other allowances paid to him. The Public Information Officer (PIO) advised the appellant to approach the Principal District Judge for the information as the High Court did not have the desired information in its possession. The respondent clarified that judges of subordinate courts drew their salary from the State Government and were part of the establishment of the respective District Judge. They further submitted that the High Court exercised only administrative control and superintendence over the Subordinate Courts and does not maintains all the information relating to the judges of those Court.
View of CIC
The Central Information Commission (CIC) observed that it cannot give any direction to the PIO of the High Court to provide any of the information sought as it was not held by them. The Commission advised the appellant to obtain the desired information from the respective District Court. The Commission observed that in case of any denial of information by the District Court concerned, the complaint/second appeal would lie with the respective State Information Commission.
Citation: Shri Badri Nath Pandey v. High Court of Gujarat in File No.CIC/SM/C/2011/000720
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/304
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