High Court denies urgent hearing to plea seeking LoP’s appointment in Lok Sabha

The Delhi High Court Wednesday refused an urgent hearing to a plea for asking the Lok Sabha speaker to appoint a leader of opposition (LoP) in the House. A vacation bench of justices Jyoti Singh and Manoj Kumar Ohri said “looking at the relief sought, there is no urgency”. The bench instead listed the petition […]

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Notice to government on plea for appointments in RTI ambit

The Delhi High Court Monday sought the central government’s response on a petition challenging a single judge’s ruling that information pertaining to the appointment of top bureaucrats cannot be revealed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna issued notice to the department of […]

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Court to hear plea on Doordarshan appointments

Delhi High Court Thursday agreed to hear a petition filed by Prasar Bharati challenging an order of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) quashing the appointment of 25 TV news anchors and reporters in Doordarshan News. A bench headed by Justice Pradeep Nandrajog fixed Oct 26 for the next hearing. The bench also asked Harikesh Bahadur […]

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Appointments of senior officials not under RTI: Court

The Delhi High Court Friday said that information pertaining to appointment of top bureaucrats cannot be revealed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Justice S. Muralidhar passed this order while dismissing the plea of RTI activist and Magsaysay Award winner Arvind Kejriwal, seeking disclosure of the information on the ground that people had the […]

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