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UPSC aspirants turn to RTI

Posted by rtiact2005 on August 23, 2006

UPSC aspirants turn to RTI


NDTV Correspondent

Watch story UPSC aspirants turn to RTI

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 (New Delhi):

The UPSC exams which lakhs of aspirants take each year is now finding itself swamped with RTI applications.

Students who failed in the exams filed the applications and want to know why they have not made it.

They have filed about one thousand RTI applications and want to know their scores.

“We just want to know how we have performed,” said Neelam Sharma, an UPSC aspirant.

“There should be some transparency. If it exists for other exams, then why not for UPSC”.

Candidates are unhappy even with last year’s results. A few days after announcing the names of selected candidates, the UPSC had withdrawn 13 names saying it was a clerical error.

Paper leak

And this year, students believe that one of the question papers may have been leaked.

“They cancelled the public administration exam without citing any reason,” said Divya Prakash, a UPSC aspirant.

The students have found support in the original champion of the Right to Information.

“The RTI route is the only one open to them today. If they want to fight constitutionally they won’t get the answers. They can’t file a PIL as there are no grounds to file a PIL,” said RTI activist Aruna Roy.

UPSC exams – it’s the first step towards becoming part of the administration that runs the country.

The much-talked about RTI Act aims at making the same administration transparent and more accountable. These UPSC aspirants have decided to use that very Act to seek some answers from the government.


3 Responses to “UPSC aspirants turn to RTI”

  1. ramesh wasudeo said

    system of examination must be fair, moderated and open to scrutiny by another evaluator on additional payment. it will be a problem creator if all evaluated answer papers are accessible to students. it will create chaos and may even land up in courts.

    re evaluation can be however be permitted to be sought.

    problem is what happens in UPSC and state PSCs holding written exams that are spooked for corrupt practice.


  2. ranjitgaddu said

    Whether Btech(mechanical)from IASE,Rajasthan approved by UPSC for Engineering services exams

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