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    Dinesh ji still it will take 50 years to make people of this country aware of their rights and act accordingly. RTI is the beginning of fall of corruption.



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    Re: Crores spent on judges' foreign trips


    This news was earlier discussed at this forum at http://www.rtiindia.org/forum/4258-j...c-expense.html

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    As reported by Nagender Sharma in hindustantimes.com on 10 August 2009:
    Law panel asks judges to cut down on foreign trips- Hindustan Times

    Law panel asks judges to cut down on foreign trips

    Taking a critical view of the Supreme Court judges’ “costly” foreign visits, the Law Commission — a body which advises the Centre on law and judicial reforms — in its report has advised them against it.

    “Frequent visits by judges to foreign countries at high costs should be avoided in view of the austerity measures by the government...” the latest report said. Adding that the apex court judges should give high court chief justices a chance to attend international conferences.

    “Opportunities to attend conferences/legal seminars in foreign countries should be given to all the judges of Supreme Court and chief justices of high courts in turn,” the report submitted to Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily said.

    The commission’s report comes two months after the government trimmed down a judges’ delegation from 20 to four. The team was to attend an international conference on judicial reforms in London.

    A Right to Information query by a Delhi resident, S.C. Aggarwal, has revealed that in the last two years the cost of air travel by the apex court judges has amounted to Rs 1.4 crore.

    The Law and Justice Ministry had declined to furnish information on the hotel stay and daily expenses of the judges. It said: “Hotel accommodations, travelling allowances and daily allowances were as per the rules.”

    The ministry had framed guidelines on the judges’ foreign visits in October last year after a number of RTI queries brought to light some startling revelations — including overstaying by judges after conferences — about such trips.
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