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  1. #41

    Re: Right won to scan script

    Please can u tell the rtI case /Decesion number for reference,
    Quote Originally Posted by sidmis View Post
    Right won to scan script
    As Reported by Pritam Ruz (LEGAL REPORTER) in the Telegraph

    An examinee is entitled to see his evaluated answer scripts under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, Calcutta High Court ruled on Friday.

    Justice Sanjib Banerjee, while delivering the order, directed Calcutta University to show the script of mathematics paper V (B.Sc) to Pritam Ruz, who had appeared in the graduation Part II exams from Presidency College last year.

    “Students are under great stress while writing the test. At times, they don’t even realise what they are writing. So, they must have the right to know whether they had made any mistakes,” Justice Banerjee observed. “The RTI Act, based on Article 19 of the Constitution, empowers citizens to know facts.”

    Pritam had scored 28 in mathematics paper V. He sought a review, after which the marks increased to 32. But the revised marks did not please him either, and he pleaded with the university to show him the script.

    The authorities turned down his plea, prompting Pritam to move court on March 4. He claimed that the RTI Act bestowed on him the right to know whether his scripts were properly evaluated or not.

    Pritam’s lawyer, Satadal Chattopadhya, argued that the university’s decision went against the act and hence, was unconstitutional.

    Appearing for the university, Sambuddha Chakraborty said the institute’s regulations should not be challenged in court. Pritam, now an M.Sc student, said: “The ruling will benefit many students.”

    A related News Item also appeared in the Times Of India here.

  2. #42

    Re: Answer script suit in high court

    The judgment was given by the High Court of Calcutta in M.A.T. No. 275 of 2008 University of Calcutta & ors.Vs. Pritam Rooj
    on 5/2/2009. You can get it in this link -

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