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NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has allowed disclosure of marks obtained by candidates in judicial services examination conducted by it.

 

The court took the decision on the recommendation of a three-judge committee appointed by HC Chief Justice, following refusal by its information officer to disclose the marks obtained by candidates in the Delhi Judicial Services exam.

 

Informing the Central Information Commission, which was hearing an RTI appeal filed by a candidate Narender Yadav, HC's three-judge committee noted that its confidentiality clause of Delhi High Court (Right to Information) Rules, 2006 was not applicable in the case and the candidate was entitled to know his marks.

 

The committee comprising justices Gita Mittal, A K Sikri and Mukul Mudgal said, ‘‘The committee has been consistently directing disclosure of marks and other non-confidential information to the candidates of judicial services examinations conducted by the court.''

 

After the committee recommendation, Yadav was told what his marks were in the 2006 exams.

 

HC allows marks' disclosure-Delhi-Cities-The Times of India

 

 

 

 

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