October 30, 2018, 9:01 am
The Supreme Court today disposed of a contempt petition filed against the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) after it submitted that it was ready to provide copy of answer sheets at Rs. 2 per page to the students under the Right To Information (RTI) Act.
A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and K M Joseph accepted the submissions of senior advocate Maninder Singh, appearing for the CBSE, that the apex court order was being followed.
The CBSE said that it would provide answer sheets at Rs 2 per page to students as per the order of the Supreme Court.
The contempt petition was filed by Whistle for Public Interest (WHIP), an organisation of young lawyers that claims to be working for promoting transparency and accountability in the affairs of public authorities in India.
The petitioners had contended that the CBSE was charging Rs 1,000 for Class 10 students and Rs 1,200 for for Class 12 students who sought copies of their answer sheets and revaluation of the same under the transparency law. The petitioners had filed a second contempt petition alleging the Board was not following the apex court’s directions on charging for answer books as per the RTI Act.
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