What is the basis for expression ‘Yatodharma stato Jaya’ appearing in the logo of SC?
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Supreme Court of India seeking to know the basis for the expression Yatodharma stato Jaya appearing underneath the seal of the Supreme Court. The Public Information Officer (PIO) transferred some of his queries to the Home Ministry relating to the National Emblem and stated that remaining information could be found in the Supreme Court website.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant submitted that he wanted to know the law or guidelines or notification under which the Supreme Court of India had adopted Yatodharma stato Jaya as a part of its logo.
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The Commission observed that since the Supreme Court of India had chosen for its logo a different expression from what the Government of India had adopted (Satyameva Jayate) for the National Emblem, there must be some record about it. The CIC directed the PIO to look for the relevant records and provide to the appellant the copy of it for adoption of this particular expression as a part of the Supreme Court logo.
Citation: Mr. Rahul Mohod v. Supreme Court of India in File No.CIC/SM/A/2012/001491
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1158
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