Reasons for not recommending a candidate by SSC even after scoring higher marks
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) seeking information in respect of an examination conducted by the SSC in 2011 for recruitment to various posts of Hindi Translators. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed that no additional candidates were under consideration for being recommended for these posts as assumed by the appellant.
During the hearing the before Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant clarified that she wanted to know the reasons for not recommending one girl bearing the ID No. 2201500057 even though she had 296.50 marks in the examination as against the last recommended candidate having only 265.50 marks for the post of Junior Translator (CSOLS) and 271.25 marks for the post of Junior Hindi Translator in the Ministry of Defence. The appellant also added that if there were records in the SSC to show why this particular candidate was not found fit to be recommended in spite of having higher marks than others in the same category then they should have to inform him about it.
View of CIC
The Commission observed that it seems to be a reasonable request. The CIC directed the PIO to revisit the case and find out the relevant records and provide the photocopies of all the relevant records showing the reasons for the decision of the SSC in not recommending this particular candidate for the posts for which she secured higher marks than the recommended candidates.
Citation: Ms. Ritu Gupta v. Staff Selection Commission in File No.CIC/SM/A/2013/000278
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1448
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