NEW DELHI: Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily has hinted that the Centre is working out a proposal to amend the Right to Information (RTI) Act relating to the judiciary.
However, he made it clear to journalists here that the proposal was independent of the Delhi High Court verdict on January 12 this year. In its judgment against the Supreme Court, the High Court had held that the office of the Chief Justice of India came within the purview of the RTI Act, stating that judicial independence was not a judge’s privilege but a responsibility cast upon him.
“There is some proposal being contemplated. It is in comparison to other judiciaries in the world. But it has nothing to do with the Delhi High Court judgment. It is independent of it.”