No inspection note generated by Delhi HC Judges after inspection of subordinate courts
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the High Court of Delhi seeking information regarding the inspection of the Subordinate Courts done by the Judges of the Delhi High Court. The Public Information Officer (PIO) observed that such details were not maintained in the High Court.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent reiterated that there were no records available from which the PIO could have provided any information to the appellant about the inspections conducted by the Judges of the High Court. They explained that no structured reports were generated after such inspections or any other record created as expected by the appellant.
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The Commission observed that the High Court did not maintain any record by way of inspection reports for the inspections made by its Judges. In the absence of any such reports it is not possible to provide any plausible information to the appellant.
In all organisations, an inspection note is issued by the senior functionary after visit to the lower formation. Are there any different rules for the judiciary?
Citation: Mr. S C Sharma v. High Court of Delhi in File No. CIC/SM/A/2012/000970
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/916
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