Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies. Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.
6) Will and wisdom of Parliament to bring judiciary into the realm of accountability legislation through RTI is a welcome step. Comment. (250 words)
Why this question:
The question pertains to discuss the widening of ambit of RTI and including CJI’s office in it.
Key demand of the question:
Explain the significance of this move and its implications.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
In brief narrate the ambit of RTI so far.
Explain in what way the Supreme Court’s order on the RTI will make the judiciary accountable, within certain boundaries.
Discuss that the Supreme Court verdict bringing the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) under the ambit of the Right to Information Act (RTI) has been widely welcomed.
Discuss the pros and cons of the judgment.
Conclude with way ahead.