Reasons for non- selection in examination conducted by the SSC
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) in which he referred to his candidature in the special examination conducted by the SSC and wanted to know why he had not been recommended as successful. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed him that as per the records available with the SSC, he was considered as a candidate under the UR category and not under OBC implying probably that under the UR category he did not have the requisite marks.
View of CIC
The Central Information Commission (CIC) observed that SSC must have some reason to treat the appellant as a candidate under the UR category and not under the OBC and also for not finding him successful. The CIC directed that the PIO have to give him the copies of the relevant documents showing his caste category and the marks of the last selected candidate in that category. The CIC ruled that if this information is provided, then the appellant would know if the SSC was right in considering him to belong to the UR category and not to the OBC.
Citation: Mr. Rakesh Kumar v. Staff Selection Commission in File No.CIC/SM/A/2012/001805
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1396
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