Such strictures not only hurt sentiments of honest persons serving as Information Commissioners, but also tend to unnecessarily create doubts in the minds of petitioners about integrity of Information Commissioners. Even Union government has perhaps for such reasons incorporated clause barring judges passing strictures against constitutional authorities in forthcoming Judicial Accountability Bill.
There may be some isolated cases of bias in appointments, but sweeping remarks by country’s highest court should have been avoided especially at a time when non-transparent appointment-process of judges at higher courts is itself a matter of criticism for definite reasons of bias and ignorance in such appointments. Unfortunately CIC-verdicts on some such appointments of judges are under long stay by courts.
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