Results to the essay competition of DU to be put on the web-site
Background of the case
The appellant wanted to obtain information regarding the names of the winners of the Adi Shankaracharya Essay competition, declaration of the result of the competition and distribution of prizes to the winners. The PIO provided part of the information. On appeal, the FAA directed the PIO to obtain the information from the Head of the Department of Sanskrit and the Dean (Exams) and furnish the same to the appellant.
View of CIC
During the hearing, it became evident that the manner of declaration of results of the Essay Competition is not fully satisfactory. The Commission was informed that the current practice is to write letters to the colleges/institutions in which the participants are enrolled and no communication regarding the prize money etc is sent to the winning participants. The respondent accepted that the declaration of the results of the essay competition should be placed on the website of the University as soon as the letters are issued to the various colleges/ institutions/ winners. The Commission directed that action should be taken accordingly within two weeks of receipt of the order.
Internet has made it extremely convenient to put the information in the public domain from where it can be retrieved. Shouldn’t copies of all results be placed on the internet?
Citation: Shri Akhilendra Nath v. University of Delhi appeal: No. CIC/DS/A/2011/000767
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/14
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