Staff Reporter

Candidates not satisfied with selection in 2006 Civil Services exam

  • UPSC to present its case before full bench of CIC on October 16
  • Applications of aggrieved civil services aspirants similar to Rajnish Chaudhary's

    NEW DELHI: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to present its views on the applications filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act by candidates who were not satisfied with selections in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2006.

    As per the letter issued by the CIC, the UPSC, through its designated information officials and the appellate authority, has been asked to present its case before a full bench of the Commission on October 16.

    Similar in nature

    The letter said applications filed by the aggrieved civil services aspirants were similar to the application filed by Rajnish Chaudhary in connection with another examination that of Assistant Provident Fund Commissioner in the Ministry of Labour conducted by the UPSC in 2002-03 and hence the CIC decided to hear the view of the UPSC on both applications at the same time. Earlier, in connection with Rajnish Chaudhary's case, the CIC directed the UPSC on September 1 to furnish information about the cut-off marks and the constitution of the interview board.

    However, on September 14, the UPSC wrote to the CIC requesting a hearing by the full Commission as it felt that the information sought by Rajnish about the constitution of the interview board formed the core aspect of the examination, which could not be made public.