Should application forms submitted by students for admission in school be disclosed?
Will the disclosure lead to disproportionate diversion of resources?
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) seeking the number of Branches of Shri Guru Harkishan Public School in Delhi and the copies of the application forms submitted by students for admission in class X & XII in the said Academic Years. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed the appellant that there were 11 branches of the said school.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent submitted that information regarding the copies of the application forms submitted by students for admission was huge and personal in nature. The respondent stated that supply of the information would not only divert the resources of the Board disproportionately but would also violate the privacy of the students who were admitted in these academic years.
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The Central Information Commission (CIC) upheld the contention of the PIO and rejected the appeal.
Citation: Mr. Babu Lal v. Central Board of Secondary Education in File No. CIC/RM/A/2012/000291/LS
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1445
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