(CIC) The Central Information Commission ask to (DU) Delhi University share students admission information of first-year of law degree course in the academic session 2013-14 following an RTI application seeking action report on a complaint alleging irregularities in admissions.
The complaint, made by a group of candidates, to the Vice-Chancellor in November 2013 had alleged that the DU Law Faculty had changed the category of students in as many as 15 instances in violation of the varsity’s rules, which state that the categories such as general, SC, ST, OBC, physically handicapped and widows and wards of Armed Forces personnel, would be final and no change would be permitted under any circumstances.
Law student Paras Jain had moved an RTI application seeking copies of caste and category certificates indicating whether the 15 candidates were covered in the specified categories. DU Public Information Officer (PIO) denied the information, saying it related to third party and personal data.
Mr. Jain then approached the CIC in February 2014. Information Commissioner M. Sridhar Acharyulu has directed the PIO to furnish the information before May 13. Since the appellant apprehended that the 15 candidates might not have genuine caste or category certificates, the Commission directed the DU to consider this as a complaint.