Third party can access judgment copy
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II- Judiciary, Governance
- Apex court has ruled that court documents such as copies of judgments and pleadings can be obtained only if court rules permit it, and not under the RTI Act.
- The bench upheld Rule 151 of Gujarat High Court Rules, which allows access to certified copies of judgments, orders and pleadings to a third-party — or those not party to a case — only under the order of an officer of the court.
- In November 2019, unanimous decision by a five-judge bench had said that “transparency does not undermine judicial independence” while bringing the CJI office under RTI.
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