Tribhuvan University to implement SC order later

2014-04-05

Himalayan News Service

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Though the Supreme Court (SC) decision on implementing the Rights to Information (RTI) came as a land mark, the students who feel “victimised” of ambiguity in the Tribhuvan University (TU) are not going to get respite soon.

The TU officials have said several months would be consumed for the preparation on implementing the order.

The SC on May 18 directed the oldest university to let its students see their answer sheets to respect RTI and maintain transparency.

The delay in implementation of the order is likely to affect the students of Bachelor final level whose result was published recently. “We have not received the order yet. Similarly, it will take time to analyse the order and form a committee for implementation,” said Bhim Raj Adhikaree, Registrar at TU.

In its order, the apex court has asked TU to apply the decision through a modality. Adhikaree said that the committee formed including Dean, Director and senior professors to study the pattern in foreign countries.

“TU is the oldest and the decision on showing answer sheets has also come for the first time, so we may take around half year to complete the process,” said Adhikaree.

In the similar case of showing answer sheets to the students, one college of technology in Jaipur, India announced in April to issue the answer sheets irrespective of their marks within 48 hours of their result.

Experts say that the practice of posting the scanned e-copies have become common in India which would also be an easy and convenient method here as well.

“This is the first case in Nepal which will also be helpful to check carelessness of the examiners while examining the copies,” said Sabita Bhandari Baral, Information Commissioner at National Information Commission. “But its needs to be implemented as soon as possible as the neighboring countries are in its practice for five years

(Source: The Kathmandu Post, By: Nirjana Sharma)