New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed a part of its judgment which had said that the information commissions would comprise benches of two members with one of the two being a judicial member and the other being an expert member.
The court also permitted the filling up the vacant position of the information commissioners.
A bench of Justice AK Patnaik and Justice AK Sikri partly stayed the operation of its September 13, 2012 order.
"We make it clear that subject to orders that may be finally passed after hearing the review petitions, the competent authority will continue to fill up the vacant posts of information commissioners in accordance with the (Right to Information) Act," and in accordance with its judgment except for the portion that had been stayed, the court said....more
04:22 AM, Apr 17, 2013