The proceedings of the supreme Court in the Allahabad high court fee rule case
Ref: Allahabad HC agrees to consider tuning its RTI Rules in accordance with Central RTI act & Rules after PIL in SC.
Please find enclosed the record of proceedings of the supreme court - Jagdish K. Gianchandani
S U P R E M E C O U R T O F I N D I A
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO(s). 194 OF 2012
COMMON CAUSE Petitioner(s)
HIGH COURT OF ALLAHABAD & ANR. Respondent(s)
(With application for stay)
Date: 29/11/2012 This Petition was called on for hearing today.
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE A.K. PATNAIK
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE H.L. GOKHALE
For Petitioner(s) Mr. Prashant Bhushan, Adv.
Mr. Pranav Sachdeva, Adv.
Ms. Pyoli, Adv.
For RR No. 1 Mr. Ashok K. Srivastava ,Adv
For RR No. 2 Dr. L.C. Singh, Adv.
UPON hearing counsel the Court made the following O R D E R
We have heard learned counsel for the parties.
Mr. Prashant Bhushan, learned counsel for the petitioner submitted that the provisions of Rules 3, 4, 5, 20, 25, 26 and 27 of the Allahabad High Court (Right to Information) Rules, 2006, are in clear violation of the different provisions of the Right to Information Act, 2005. During the course of his arguments, he has also referred to the specific provisions of the Act to demonstrate that the provisions of the aforesaid Rules are in violation of the express provisions of the Act.
Mr. Ashok Shrivastava, learned counsel appearing for the Allahabad High Court submitted that the High Court is going to consider amending the Rules so as to bring it in consonance with the provisions of the Right to Information Act, 2005 and for this purpose two months' time be granted to the High Court.
We defer the hearing of this writ petition by two months from today to enable the High Court to re-examine the Rules in the light of the provisions of the Act and take a fresh decision in the matter.
The matter be listed in the first week of February, 2013 for further hearing.
[KALYANI GUPTA] [SHARDA KAPOOR]
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