Answer sheets to be shown to students: SIC
Bhavisha Oza, a class XI student of Sharda Mandir School in Paldi was not satisfied with the marks she obtained in three subjects viz. mathematics, physics and chemistry in the examination. She filed an application with the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking to inspect her answer sheets citing the Supreme Court judgment as per which the answer sheets have to be disclosed by the examining bodies to the candidates under the RTI Act subject to certain restrictions.
The applicant didn’t get any reply from the board within the stipulated 48 hours, she approached the chief information commissioner (CIC). The Gujarat State Information Commission has directed the GSHSEB to furnish certified copies of evaluated answer sheets and the model answers as sought by within 10 days from the date of receipt of the order.
In cases involving life and liberty of an individual, the prescribed time limit is 48 hours to respond to an application.