Paras Nath Singh | @parasnsingh95

Paras Nath Singh

Paras assists Senior Advocate Indira Jaising in the Supreme Court of India. He is a regular contributor to The Leaflet. At the age of 18, he filed his first case in Delhi high Court challenging a decision of the Central Information Commission wherein the Commission held that file noting by junior officers to superiors were third party information. Paras is passionate about utilizing Right to Information Act, 2005 as a tool to gain information in public interest. On his appeal CIC ordered for the inquiry into the missing records of the 1975 national emergency in the PMO. In the last seven years he has filed over 200 RTI applications.

Articles

Transparency and Accountability

Amendment to RTI Act will kill transparency

The proposed amendment in the RTI Act, 2005 takes away the independence of Information Commissions that have been conferred with the adjudicatory power to decide the appeals and complaints arise out of violation of the RTI Act and denial of the information, whatever may be the case.

July 20,2018

Independence of judiciary

Will Justice Gogoi be superseded?

Justice Gogoi’s ‘fitness to hold the office’ of the CJI has, in fact, been bolstered by his participation in the unprecedented press conference on January 12, 2018.

June 26,2018

Independence of judiciary

Is impeachment the solution?

We need an effective, practical and comprehensive mechanism to deal with complaints against judges that at the same time could also ensure no honest judge is victimised.  

June 11,2018

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