Jammu: The students need not to pay hefty fee to seek copies of their answer sheets from the state board or from university instead they should seek certified copies of evaluated answer sheets under Right to Information Act, paying only Rs 10.
According to RTI Activist Raman Sharma the parents and regular students of class 10th whose result was declared 2 days ago by the Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education should use the provisions of J&K Right to Information Act 2009 to get certified copies of evaluated answer sheets from the board.
He told Kashmir Observer that the parents and the students need not to pay hefty fee or visit the board office and they can send their RTI applications along with an Indian Postal Order of Rupees 10 as RTI fees via registered post.
Sharma Informed that the State Board is under legal obligation to provide the copies of the answer sheet under RTI Act as well, as this was ordered by the honourable Supreme Court in 2011, in case titled CBSE & Anr Vs Aditya Bandhopadhaya & Ors.
Sharma said not only class 10th regular candidate but even private students of other higher classes can similarly get certified copies under RTI law
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