Only half of SC judges disclosed asset details

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Jul 2018 08:59:06



ALMOST a decade after the Supreme Court passed a resolution to make public the details of assets owned by the apex court judges, only half of the sitting judges have disclosed their assets and investments on the top court’s website.

Of the 23 sitting judges in the Supreme Court, only 12 have so far disclosed their assets on the apex court website.
Chief Justice Dipak Misra and the next four senior-most judges, Justices Ranjan Gogoi, M B Lokur, Kurian Joseph and A K Sikri are among those who have declared their assets.
Justices S A Bobde, N V Ramana, Arun Mishra, A K Goel, R Banumathi, A M Khanwilkar and Ashok Bhushan have
also disclosed their assets and liabilities along with that of their families.

The apex court website does not have the names of Justices R F Nariman, A M Sapre, U U Lalit, D Y Chandrachud, L Nageswara Rao, Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Mohan M Shantanagoudar, S Abdul Nazeer, Navin Sinha, Deepak Gupta and Indu Malhotra in the list of those who have disclosed their assets, liabilities and investments. The total sanctioned strength of apex court judges is 31, including the CJI.

The assets of Chief Justice Misra, as per the website, was last declared on May 1, 2012. He was elevated as a judge of the apex court on October 10, 2011.