Delhi High Court held that marks could not be treated as information under the Right to Information Act

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In the matter of All India Institute of Medical Sciences vs. Vikrant Bhuria, the Delhi High Court on 28th May, 2012 held that holding that the Courts should not interfere with decisions of the academic authorities who are experts in their field.  Once the experts of the appellant have taken a view that the disclosure of the question papers would compromise the selection process, it cannot be lightly interfered with.  In achieving the objective of transparency and accountability of the RTI Act, other equally important public interests including preservation of confidentiality of sensitive information are not to be ignored or sacrificed and that it has to be ensured that revelation of information in actual practice, does not harm or adversely affect other public interests including of preservation of confidentiality of sensitive information.  Indiscriminate and impractical demands under RTI Act for disclosure of all and sundry information, unrelated to transparency and accountability would be counter productive and the RTI Act should not be allowed to be misused or abused.

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