To introduce more transparency in examination system, State Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Bhim Sen stated that now students can receive a copy of answer sheets in any kind of examination under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
CIC Bhim Sen gave this information in a press conference at Dharamsala and said that any student, who had doubts about marks in board, competitive or other examinations, could apply for a copy of his answer sheet under the RTI Act. He said that the departments concerned would have to supply the answer sheets, however the names of the evaluators would not be revealed.
He further added that the public information officers of the state government had been directed to prepare records in such a manner that it could be made readily available to the public, whenever sought under the RTI Act.
Bhim Sen said concealing any information in the name of secrecy promoted corruption and so far the RTI Act has proved successful and has helped to increase transparency in public departments.