Explanation sought from CBSE regarding inclusion of a particular entry in IX standard book - PIO: though they are not required to provide any interpretation, a detailed response provided based on inputs from experts - CIC: decision of PIO upheld
Vide RTI dt 15.1.13, appellant had sought an explanation from the CBSE regarding inclusion of a particular entry in IX standard book relating to Equations of Motion.
2 PIO, Academic Unit, vide letter dt 11.3.13, provided a detailed response.
3. An appeal was filed on 22.3.13.
4. AA vide order dt 17.4.13, provided a response to the appellant and disposed of the appeal. A copy is provided to the Commission by the PIO and taken on record.
5. Submissions made by the appellant and public authority were heard. Appellant submitted that he was not satisfied with the response provided. It was submitted by PIO that though they have already provided a detailed response, based on inputs from experts, as per the provisions of the RTI Act, they are not required to provide any interpretation/opinion.
6. The Commission concurs with the decision of the PIO/AA. The appeal is disposed of.
Central Information Commissioner
Citation: Shri Amrit Pal Singh v. CBSE in File No.CIC/RM/A/2013/000732