Bring Kerala PSC under the ambit of RTI Act: SC
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ordered to bring the Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC) under the ambit of Right to Information (RTI) Act.
Dismissing the plea submitted by KPSC, the SC has upheld the verdict issued by Kerala High Court in this regard in 2011.
The Division Bench headed by Justice M Y Mishra issued the order on condition that the identity of evaluators should not be made public.
The KPSC had approached the Apex Court stating that the workload and expenses would go up and the secrecy of the exam would be affected once the institution is brought under the ambit of RTI Act.
Rejecting the contentions put forth by KPSC, the SC noted that a constitutional organisation like KPSC should be above suspicion. Moreover, this will help in enhancing the transparency and credibility of the institution, it added.