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IIT can't deny JEE record: HC

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As reported by Abhinav Garg in timesofindia.indiatimes.com on 13 February 2011:

IIT can't deny JEE record: High Court - The Times of India

 

IIT can't deny JEE record: High Court

 

NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court in an important ruling recently has held that a candidate appearing for the prestigious JEE or GATE conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has the right to access information or records relating to the exam under the RTI Act.

 

Dismissing a petition filed by IIT Delhi against an order of the Central Information Commission, Justice S Muralidhar recently asked the institute to provide information to applicants Navin Talwar and Sushil Kohli who had sought a copy of the 'Optical Response Sheets' or the answer sheets in their RTI plea to IIT-D.

 

The IIT had claimed immunity from disclosure on the ground that its brochure inviting applicants to appear for the JEE or GATE makes it clear it won't entertain any queries related to ORS, and by filing the RTI the applicants had violated this precondition.

 

The IIT claimed any qurstion on marks obtained, if entertained, will only lead to demands for regrading and retotalling, even though the institute doesn't entertain any correspondence on it.

 

But High Court brushed aside the objections, reminding IIT-D of the supremacy of the transparency Act over any other rule.

 

"The right of a candidate, sitting for JEE or GATE, to obtain information under the RTI Act is a statutory one. It can't be said to have been waived by such candidate only because of a clause in the information brochure for JEE or GATE. In other words, a candidate doesn't lose his or her right under the RTI Act only because he or she has agreed to sit for JEE or GATE," the court observed.

 

Talwar, a candidate who had taken the JEE last year and Kohli, whose daughter appeared for GATE, filed an RTI plea seeking copies of the ORSs and subject-wise marks of each of the candidates.

 

On being rebuffed by the public information officer of IIT-Delhi, the duo appealed before the Central Information Commission, which ruled in their favour.

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lissing perme

Sir it will be very great by you if you attached the copy of judgment.thank's

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karira

Will do so as soon as get hold of a copy.

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Original judgment of the Delhi High Court has been uploaded in the "Downloads" segment of the portal:

 

Copies of ORS (OMR) answer sheets cannot be denied - Downloads - RTI INDIA

 

The orders of the CIC , against which IIT filed a petition in the Delhi High Court are attached to this post.

Navin Talwar ORS IIT JEE.pdf

Sushil Kohli GATE OMR copy.pdf

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lissing perme

@ karira thank's you sir!!!

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