In a major decision, the Supreme Court said that the examinee has the right to see his answer sheet. The court has ordered the UP Public Service Commission (UPPSC) to show the answer sheet to the Civil Judge (Junior Division) Examination, a candidate of 2016. Earlier, the Allahabad High Court had refused to order the candidate to show the answer sheet.
The bench of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta said, "We believe that allowing the examinee to look at his answer sheet will not affect the functioning of the government. The bench directed the UPPSC to show its answer sheet to the candidate, Mridul Mishra by giving a date. The UPPSC has been asked to do this work within four weeks."
An advocate of petitioner Mridul Mishra told the bench that the examinee has the right to see the answer sheet and his right can not be sidelined. In the year 2016, Mridul received 535 marks in 1100 exams. Whereas the final selection was from the candidate who scored 538 points. Mridul had appealed to show the answer sheet by filing an application before the Commission but the commission refused to allow it. After that, he knocked on the high court, but there was no relief from that place.