1,400 RTI applications to get photocopies of answer sheets
The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has received nearly 1,400 applications under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 to get photocopies of answer sheets of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) results.
In August 2012, the Supreme Court had ruled that students can obtain copies of their answer sheets by filing an application under the RTI Act, 2005. The MP Board had decided to provide photocopies of the answer sheets to the students.
If a variety of exams being held by various bodies, disclosure would add to the work pressure and the organisations should devise a mechanism to deal with the emerging reality.