New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Wednesday, i.e., November 12 announce its verdict on whether or not the office of Chief Justice of India would come under the purview of the transparency law, Right to Information (RTI) Act, stated news agency ANI on Tuesday.
The judgement will be pronounced by a five-member apex court bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice NV Ramana, Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Sanjiv Khanna. It must be noted that, in April, the Supreme Court had reserved judgement on a plea filed seeking clarification on the matter.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, senior Supreme Court judges praised CJI Ranjan Gogoi for the ‘grit, mettle and character’ that he showed while delivering a landmark verdict in the contentious Ayodhya land dispute case.
CJI Gogoi will demit office on November 17. He headed the five-judge Constitution bench which held 40 day-to-day hearings in the Ayodhya case. Putting an end to the century-old dispute, the apex court on November 9 ruled that Ram temple will be built on the 2.77 acre land in Ayodhya.