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SC stays CIC appointment

delhi Updated: Jul 20, 2012 22:57 IST
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The Supreme Court has asked the government not to appoint any more information commissioners in the Central Information Commission till it decides on the plea making it mandatory for the transparency body to have members from judicial background.

An SC bench passed the order to this effect while reserving its verdict on the petition challenging the validity of section 12 of the RTI Act, 2005, which deals with the appointment of chief information commissioner and 10 other information commissioners. At present three posts are lying vacant.

The plea contended that since the work of the CIC under the RTI act is mainly connected with the law, members in the panel should have legal background.