DU STUDENTS CAN NOW GET ANSWER SHEETS EVALUATED WITHOUT PAYING ANY FEES
The Delhi University, students will no longer be required to pay revaluation fees to get their copies checked for errors in marking. According to DU students it is a major relief granted to them.
The Delhi High Court refused to stay the ‘inspection under RTI’ petition and said that it will thoroughly examine the legal validity of the order by the Central Information Commission (CIC) that allowed the inspection of the answer sheets under the Right to Information.
This is a good news for all those students who chose RTI to get their copes revaluated instead of paying the fees for the same to the varsity.
The dispute started two years back in 2016, after a Delhi University’s former Law student had sought the inspection of his evaluated answer sheet through RTI. While the matter continued for two years, the student was forced to approach the CIC for the same. The commission then decided the matter in favour of the student and ordered the University of Delhi to allow him the inspection of the answer sheets as it is prescribed under Right of Information Acts’ Section 2(j) which deals with “larger public interest”.