Delhi High Court judges to declare assets next week


"We too will declare our assets by next week," a bench of Chief Justice Ajit Prakash Shah and Justices S. Muralidhar and Vikramjit Sen said.
The court upheld its single bench order that the office of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) comes within the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act and details of judges assets should be revealed under that.

The Kerala and Madras high court judges have already declared their assets. The  Allahabad and Delhi high courts had already passed the resolution of declaring their assets.

Emphasising the importance of RTI, the bench said: "RTI has overreaching impact. Citizens who require such information should not misuse the information, thus saving the independence of (the) judiciary."

Judges of the federal court of justice of the US, it was pointed out, had declared their assets last week.

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