Marks obtained in examination conducted by IBPS for promotion from Assistant to Officer Scale I - IBPS conducts examinations for banks and the answer sheets are kept only for a period of 6 months and then destroyed as per policy - CIC: appeal dismissed
O R D E R
1. It appears that the appellant filed an RTI application with the PIO on 27.7.2012 seeking information about the cut off marks for general category candidates and marks obtained by him subjectwise, in the selection process for promotion from Assistant to Officer Scale I during 2011. The CPIO responded on 31.7.2012.
2. Not satisfied with the reply of the PIO, the appellant filed an appeal on 8.10.2012 with the first appellate authority (FAA). The FAA disposed of the appeal on 19.10.2012 advising the appellant to contact the CPIO/FAA. IBPS, Mumbai, as his letter dated 16.8.2012 was forwarded to IBPS on 6.9.2012 and their reply was forwarded to him on 28.9.2012. The appellant approached the Commission on 2.11.2012 in second appeal.
3. The appellant referred to his RTI application of 27.7.2012 and stated that he wanted the marks that he had obtained in the various subjects in the examination conducted by IBPS during the year 2010 and 2012.
4. The respondent stated that information about the marks sheet of 2010 and 2012 examinations has been provided to the appellant to a very substantial extent, but if there is anything further remaining to be given, that will also be provided.
5. The appellant stated that he wanted to know the answer sheets that were examined by IBPS, because he suspects that the marks awarded by IBPS have been tampered with by the bank. The appellant elaborated that this suspicion arises because the examination was conducted on 29.1.2012, the interviews were held on 25.6.2012, the appointments were made on 6.8.2012, but the list was finalized on 9.8.2012.
6. The respondent stated that the question of the bank tampering with the marks does not arise. The respondent said that IBPS is a body used by various banks for conducting such examinations. The respondent further stated that in so far as availability of the answer sheets are concerned, the IBPS has already conveyed that these answer sheets are kept only for a period of 6 months and then destroyed as per policy.
7. Intervention of the Commission is not required in the matter. The appeal is disposed of. Copy of the decision be given free of cost to both the parties.
Citation: Shri Vijender Kumar Sharma v. Hadoti Kshetriya Gramin Bank in Decision No. CIC/VS/A/2012/001787/05291