CIC to challenge Delhi HC decision in apex court

New Delhi, Jun 3 The Central Information Commission will challenge the decision of Delhi High Court to scrap the rules framed by the transparency panel for carrying out its business.

The decision was taken in a meeting of all the Information Commissioners early this week.

The Commission has taken cognisance of a Patna High Court ruling which had allowed the State Information Commission to frame its rule for the conduct of its business.

“There seems to be a contradiction between Patna High Court and Delhi High Court decisions. We have decided to approach the Supreme Court so that the matter could be clarified,” Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah said.

A decision by the Supreme Court will also bring uniformity in the conduct of business of the Commissions across the country, he said.

Meanwhile, the Commission has decided to continue with its routine business and conduct daily hearings.

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