Press Esc to close
Wednesday 25 May 2016
News updated at 6:29 PM IST
Weather
Max: 34°C
Min : 22.7°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

AIIMS not liable to reveal question papers under RTI: High Court

New Delhi, Dec 6, 2012, PTI:

CIC had ordered the institute to provide information

The Delhi High Court on Thursday set aside a Central Information Commission’s order to AIIMS to provide an information seeker the questions and their answers for its MBBS entrance tests from 1991 to 2010.

“Having regard to an earlier judgement (on similar issue pertaining to AIIMS) of a division bench, I could not see any scope to interfere. The petition is allowed. The order of the CIC is set aside,” the court said.

The order came on an All India Institute of Medical Sciences’ plea to quash the apex transparency panel’s order to it to provide the question papers MBBS entrance tests held by it from 1991 to 2010 and their answers to information seeker Prakash Singh.

The counsel for AIIMS, during arguments, cited a verdict of a larger bench which had held that the question papers “constituted intellectual property” of AIIMS and hence, were exempted from disclosure under the Right to Information Act.Relying on the judgement, justice Shakdher refused to entertain submissions of Singh, who had sought question papers for his nephew, that AIIMS has to ensure transparency in its functioning and provide information to him.

The judge rejected† rejecting Singh’s plea that there was a distinction as the earlier verdict related to question papers of entrance tests for M CH, a super speciality course and the instant matter pertained to MBBS entrance exams.

“The division bench has taken a particular view, one is bound by the judgement. You (Singh) need to take this matter to higher courts,” he said The AIIMS took the plea that it has “limited question banks” and hence, disclosing them would compromise its high standards to allow entry of meritorious students only.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Girls cover themselves during a dust storm in mathura on Monday...

Girls cover themselves during a dust storm in mathura on Monday...

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand art to aware people about water scarcity...

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand art to aware people about water scarcity...

English actor Sir Ian McKellen and Bollywood actor Aamir Khan share lighter moments...

English actor Sir Ian McKellen and Bollywood actor Aamir Khan share lighter moments...

A senior Army Officer presents the Sher-e-Kashmir Sword of Honour to a new recruit...

A senior Army Officer presents the Sher-e-Kashmir Sword of Honour to a new recruit...

People watching the air ambulance which crash landed at Kair village in Najafgarh area...

People watching the air ambulance which crash landed at Kair village in Najafgarh area...

Demi Moore poses for photographers as she arrives for The Vogue 100 Gala Dinner...

Demi Moore poses for photographers as she arrives for The Vogue 100 Gala Dinner...

Nuremberg and Frankfurt players jump for the ball during a German first division Bundesliga soccer..

Nuremberg and Frankfurt players jump for the ball during a German first division Bundesliga soccer..

People hang fish to dry on bamboo poles in Mumbai...

People hang fish to dry on bamboo poles in Mumbai...

A cyclist with his daughter pedals his cycle holding an umbrella...

A cyclist with his daughter pedals his cycle holding an umbrella...

An elderly vendor waits for customers of green grass during rains in Srinagar....

An elderly vendor waits for customers of green grass during rains in Srinagar....

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523