CIC summons the Chairman, SSC to appear before the Commission
The appellant’s brother had appeared in the competitive graduate level examination held by the SSC but was subsequently disqualified on the sole ground that he was over age. Later, the appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) in this regard. The appellant contented that if his brother was overage for the concerned Examination, then why he was permitted to take the examination in the first place. The Central Information Commission (CIC) observed that the Public Information Officer (PIO) owes it to that candidate to explain why his brother was allowed to take the examination if he was overage to begin with unless, it was a common practice with the SSC to allow over age candidates to take examinations only to declare them unfit later. The CIC directed the PIO to provide the marks awarded to that candidate.
During the hearing before the CIC, the appellant submitted that the order passed by the Commission has not been complied with by SSC despite lapse of almost ten months.
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The Commission issued a notice to the Chairman, SSC to appear before the Commission personally or depute a senior officer with all relevant record.
Citation: Mr. Upendra Narain Lal Das v. Staff Selection Commission in File No: CIC/LS/C/2013/000371
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1379
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