The Division Bench of Supreme Court partly upholding a decision of Kerala High Court, has held that" :--

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" the Public Service Commissions (PSCs and UPSC ) are within purview of the RTI Act and are bound to provide scanned copies of answer sheets of the written test, copy of the tabulation sheet and other information sought by a RTI applicant under under RTI Act, 2005 ".

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An important step towards transparency.

The fiduciary relationships between the Commissions and Examiners remains protected.Thank God, re-valuation of answers ( both Objective and Open-ended) is not ordered.

But, the decision will throw up immeasurable workload on PSCs, UPSC and cognate recruitment bodies.

But,no one could or should prevent the failed or even successful candidates from seeking the desired information and /or documents.

Entropy will continue to increase in the system.

DOP&T is expected to take the call.


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Ethan Vines
Ethan VinesUnited States
4/18/2019 4:41:30 AM#

<p>Very interesting info !Perfect just what I was looking  for! “All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.” by Grant Wood.</p>


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A K SAXENA, an Indian national, is a retired civil servant from Government of India He is also a freelance journalist with several published investigative articles and columns in various fields to his credit. His writings are a reflection of his interest in writing on divergent themes and making the topics relevant to a wider audience. A post graduate in Chemistry from University of Delhi,he could not sustain his interest in pursuing research and instead chose to enter the government service through the IAS etc exam held by the UPSC. “KALASAVYA” that brought out several publications besides organizing cultural shows.

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