No Retired Judges selected as Information Commissioners though Five applied and One shortlisted: RTI Reply

No Retired Judges selected as Information Commissioners though Five applied and One shortlisted: RTI Reply

In response to an application filed by Activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal under Right to Information (RTI) Act, the Department of Personnel and Training has stated that no retired SC/HC Judges were selected as Information Commissioners so far. The reply also stated that Five retired High Court Judges were applied for the post and one of them was shortlisted.

Mr Agrawal had filed the RTI application seeking complete information together with related file-notings/correspondence/documents on under-mentioned aspects also relating to enclosed minutes of meetings for selection of Commissioners/Chief Commissioners at Central Information Commission.

Questions



  1. Complete information on some retired and/or existing Judges of High Courts and/or Supreme Court ever having applied for posts of Information Commissioner/Chief Information Commissioner at Central Information Commission ever since information may be available on record

  2. Complete information on any retired and/or existing Judges of High Courts and/or Supreme Court having been selected for posts of Information Commissioner/Chief Information Commissioner at Central Information Commission ever since information may be available on record

  3. Complete information on any retired and/or existing Judges of High Courts and/or Supreme Court having been short-listed (like Mr Justice Retired Ravi R Tripathi) for posts of Information Commissioner/Chief Information Commissioner at Central Information Commission ever since information may be available on record

  4. Complete bio-data of any retired and/or existing Judges of High Courts and/or Supreme Court having been short-listed (like Mr Justice Retired Ravi R Tripathi) for posts of Information Commissioner/Chief Information Commissioner at Central Information Commission

  5. Complete bio-data of Mr Justice (Retired) Ravi R Tripathi as submitted by/for him while applying for post of Information Commissioner/Chief Information Commissioner at Central Information Commission

  6. Complete information together with related file-notings/correspondence/documents etc on Mr Justice (Retired) Ravi R Tripathi not having been finally selected for either of posts of Information Commissioner/Chief Information Commissioner at Central Information Commission

  7. Complete information about earlier postings held by Mr Justice (Retired) Ravi R Tripathi

  8. Complete information on selection of Mr Justice (Retired) Ravi R Tripathi for his earlier postings prior to his having applied for post of Information Commissioner/Chief Information Commissioner at Central Information Commission

  9. Any other related information

  10. File-noting on movement of this RTI-petition


In reply the department has stated that, the following judges were applied for the post:



  1. Shri Brijendra Mohan Sinha retired Judge, High Court of Allahabad applied for the post of IC in CIC in 2013.

  2. Shri Zaki Ullah Khan retired Judge, High Court of Allahabad applied for the post of Chief IC in CIC in 201 4.

  3. Shri Sheo Kvmar Singh retired Jvdge, High Court of Allahabad applied for the post of Chief IC in CIC 2014

  4. Shri Brojendra Prasad Katakey retired Judge, High Court of Guwahati applied for the post of IC in CIC in 2014.

  5. Shri Ravi R. Tripathi retired Judge, High Court of Gujarat applied for the post of IC and Chief IC in CIC in 2015.


It is also clarified that, no other judge except Shri Ravi R. Tripathi has ever been shortlisted for the post of Chief IC/IC in the CIC.

Read the RTI reply here.