The grading of the trainees of Company Commanders Course cannot be modified using RTI
The appellant had undergone a 04 week Company Commanders Course at ACS Centre & College. He submitted that he was given ‘B’ grading whereas he deserved ‘A’ grading on the basis of his overall performance. In this context he filed an application under Right to Information (RTI) Act, claiming an ‘A’ grade and seeking the break-up of marks. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed that ‘A’ grading is given to those trainees who have obtained an overall percentage of 70% or above. As the appellant did not fall in this category, so he was given ‘B’ grading.
During the hearing the respondent submitted that break-up of the marks has already been given to the appellant and that he has no objection to provide break-up of marks awarded to the appellant by the experts. The appellant stated that he had obtained 69.75% overall aggregate which should have been rounded off to 70% and he should have been given ‘A’ grading. The respondent contended that there is no system of rounding off of percentage of marks obtained by a trainee and the appellant has been correctly graded.
View of CIC
The Central Information Commission (CIC) observed that they cannot go into the merits of the matter and nor can they go into the validity of the Army Order under reference. However, the Commission directed the PIO to provide a copy of the break-up of marks awarded to the appellant by the experts.
Citation: Mr. Abhimanyu Pratap v. ASC Centre & College in File No.CIC/LS/A/2011/003995
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/481
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