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1 Civil appeal No. 6454 of 2011
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09 Aug, 2011 Central Board of Secondary Education and Anr Appellants Vs Aditya Bandopadhyay and Ors

The answer book is a document or record. When the answer book is evaluated by an examiner appointed by the examining body, the evaluated answer book becomes a record containing the opinion of the examiner. Therefore the evaluated answer book is also information under the RTI act.
2 Special Leave Petition (Civil) No. 34868 of 2009
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04 Jan, 2010 Khanapuram Gandaiah Vs Administrative Officer & Ors.

The petitioner sought under RTI Act, reasons for why certain documents submitted by him were not taken into consideration by the Civil Court. He also sought reasons for issuing certain decisions by the Court. The CPIO, First Appellate Authority and Second Appellate Authority rejected the information. High Court had dismissed the petition. The Supreme Court observed that “under the RTI Act an applicant is entitled to get copy of the opinions, advices, circulars, orders, etc., but he cannot ask for any information as to why such opinions, advices, circulars, orders, etc. have been passed, especially in matters pertaining to judicial decisions”.

The relevant sections have been discussed in paragraph Numbers 6 and 7 of the judgement.
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