SC refuses to divulge details of judges’ medical expenses

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has refused to divulge the details of the medical expenses incurred by judges and their family members under Right to Information Act. A petition in this regard has been rejected by the apex court.

A judicial bench headed by Chief Justice of India H L Dattu said that if the SC allows such a plea then tomorrow there would be another RTI asking details of the medicines consumed by the judges.

Dissmissing the petition filed by RTI activist Subhash Agarwal the bench said, “Once people know the medicines, it will be easy to infer what ailments are being suffered by judges and that will be serious invasion into their privacy.”

Prashant Bhushan Petitioner’s counsel said the rejection would send a wrong message to public that judiciary passes good orders to bring transparency in politics and bureaucracy but divulges little when it comes to judges.

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