The Supreme Court of India has declared that the Office of the Chief Justice of India is open to the Right to Information Act (RTI). This means that citizens can now seek information from the Supreme Court and its departments under the RTI Act. The decision was made in response to a petition filed by an RTI activist. The Supreme Court noted that transparency and accountability are essential in a democracy. They also noted that the RTI Act should not be interpreted as a tool to obstruct the functioning of the judiciary. This decision is a major victory for RTI activists and citizens in India.