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CJI's office to come under RTI ambit, rules SC

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the office of the Chief Justice of India is a public authority under the Right to Information Act.In a majority verdict 3:2 in favour of bringing the office under the purview of RTI, The Supreme Court added that some protection should also be given to the judges as right to privacy, confidentiality clauses come under the Act.The order was passed by a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. Other members of the bench are Justices NV Ramana, DY Chandrachud, Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna.The Constitution bench had on April 4 reserved its verdict on the appeals filed in 2010 by the Supreme Court secretary general and its central public information officer against the high court and the central information commission's (CIC's) orders.

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