Shedding their reluctance in the face of intense public glare, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) and all the 21 Supreme Court judges have furnished details of their assets which will be put on the official website soon.
The details of the assets would be made available on the site may be in a day or two, highly placed sources told PTI.
The decision to make it public was taken last week after CJI K G Balakrishnan and other judges finalised the details of their assets during the Dusshera and Diwali festivals with some of them availing the services of professional chartered accountants for the purpose.
The move comes against the backdrop of criticism from the legal fraternity and general public that the judges of the country’s highest court who enjoyed the power of sending people to the gallows cannot fight shy of disclosing their assets to ensure probity in public life.
In a landmark judgement on September 2, the Delhi High Court had upheld a direction of the Central Information Commission (CIC) to the Supreme Court to provide information to an RTI applicant Subhash C Aggarwal as to whether the Supreme Court judges were disclosing their assets to the CJI as mandated by a 1997 resolution.