LU to charge Rs. 300/- to provide copy of answer sheets
Lucknow University has decided to provide the students with the copy of their checked answer sheets for a fee of Rs. 300/-.
The controller of examinations has said that the decision to make the copies available to the students on demand was made during the meeting of examination committee held recently. He also said that the genuine lapses in the marking of the copies as identified by the students will also be open to rectification. But, the facility will not be available for earlier held examinations and in case of examination to clear back papers.
The examination controller hoped that the step might be helpful in cutting off the number of application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking to get the copies of the checked answer sheets.
However, the Rs. 300/- fee is much more than that spent in getting the copies through RTI, where the cost incurred is Rs. 2/- per page only. Since the answer sheet are generally of 32 pages only, the total cost involved in getting the copies through RTI is generally within Rs. 100/-. Hence, it is believed that the step might not be helpful in reducing the number RTI queries concerning this.