The CJI shouldn’t be left outside the ambit of the RTI Act
In a democratic country, no person or institution should be kept outside the reach of law.india Updated: Mar 08, 2010 22:47 IST
With reference to the report Exempt Chief Justice from RTI, says PM; Sonia unwilling (March 5), it can be said that Sonia Gandhi has taken the right step in opposing amendments to the Right to Information (RTI) Act and emphasising its need to be uniformly implemented irrespective of one’s official position. K.G. Balakrishnan, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) wants the government to amend the Act to thwart the Delhi High Court ruling, which puts the office of the CJI under the ambit of the RTI Act. In a democratic country, no person or institution should be kept outside the reach of law.