RTI application seeking information about the Supreme Court collegium
The appellant wanted to know if the collegium of the Supreme Court of India was considering the candidature of a particular district judge of Andhra Pradesh for appointment as a judge of the High Court and all related information in this regard. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed that such information could not be disclosed not only because it was exempt in terms of the provisions of subsection 1(e) and (j) of section 8 of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, but also because the Supreme Court had stayed an order passed by the Central Information Commission for disclosure of such information.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) noted that the information sought in this case is exactly similar to the one in which the Supreme Court has granted a stay. The CIC ruled that the desired information cannot be disclosed.
Citation: Mr. Khanapuram Suresh v. Supreme Court of India in File No.CIC/SM/A/2011/001565
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/590
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