The appellant had sought copy of answer sheet of Master G. Saayan, of Sainik School entrance examination - CIC: Supreme Court in the case of CBSE vs Aditya Bandopadhay held that answer sheets should be disclosed to the applicant
Date of hearing : 25.11.2016
The appellant had sought copy of answer sheet of Master G. Saayan, Roll No 1381 of entrance examination held on 22.02.2015.
Grounds for Second Appeal
The CPIO did not provide the desired information.
Appellant : Present Respondent : CPIO, Sridhar, Group Captain
During the hearing the respondent CPIO submitted that they had provided the requisite information vide their letter dated 21.04.2015 in connection with RTI application dated 08.04.2015. The appellant submitted that no information was provided.
The respondent CPIO further submitted that now Sainik School has issued a circular in 2016 in regard to the Commission’s order that copy of answer sheet should be provided to the appellant under the RTI Act. It was submitted by the respondent that he is in a position to provide the copy of the answer sheet to the appellant in case it is so ordered by the Commission.
It is relevant to note that the hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of CBSE vs Aditya Bandopadhay held that answer sheets should be disclosed to the applicants under the RTI Act.
In view of the above, the respondent CPIO is directed to provide the certified copy of the answer sheet to the appellant within 7 days of the receipt of the order.
A compliance report shall be submitted thereafter to the Commission for record. With the above direction, the appeal is disposed of.
Citation: Sh. G Chitti Babu v. CPIO M/o Defence Sainik School, Tirupur in File No : CIC/VS/A/2015/002015-AB