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CIC Dismisses Appeal Against Non-Disclosure of Information Sought from SC Regarding 38 Petitions in Aadhaar Case

Lawstreet Journal 18 Nov 2020 10:06pm

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An appeal filed by an RTI applicant has been dismissed by Central Information Commission against non-disclosure of the information sought about the decisions taken in 38 petitions disposed of by the Supreme Court in Aadhar judgment. As per the commission, the judgment titled Justice KS Puttaswamy vs Union of India which comprised of collective decision for the entire batch of 38 petitions, individual petitions or prayers which have not been disclosed and thus the information about individual decision on each prayer is not available on record, nor can it be provided.


Following information has been sought by Anupam Saraph before filing an RTI before the Supreme Court:

  1. A copy of the prayers before the court in each of the 38 petitions relating to Aadhaar heard together.
  2. The decisions taken by the court on each of the prayers.
  3. The parties who have been directed to take an action based on the decision of the court
  4. The recourse available to address any prayers that remain unanswered.

Central Public Information Officer (CPIO), Supreme Court addressed this plea by mentioning that copies/ certified copies of judicial record/judgment/ orders of the Court can be procured by moving an appropriate application for the same or accessed from the official website of Supreme Court or other relevant Law Journals. As for the prayer (4), the CPIO said that it is beyond the control and scope of duties of the CPIO to interpret the law, judgments/orders of the Court or give any opinion/comment/explanation or advice regarding the same.

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