Furnish details of judges' medical bills, CIC tells SC

Agrawal has sought information on all the medical expenses,  incurred by judges both in and outside the country, which have been reimbursed by the apex court, as per the RTI Act.

Chief Information Commissioner Satyanand Mishra also asked the authorities to furnish details of the available rules and guidelines about the appointment of retired SC judges as arbitrators, besides all the resolutions passed since 1997 at the meetings of judges, under the transparency law.

The CIC rejected the plea of the SC as well as the Law Ministry that such details could not be provided as these were personal in nature and were not available with them.

“We find it difficult to accept the contention of the respondents that such simple statistical information as the total expenses incurred on medical reimbursement for individual judges or the list of resolutions passed in the meetings of all  judges should not be available in the SC,” it said.

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