CIC/SA/C/2014/000434. Case: B.N. Reddy Vs Bar Council of India. Central Information Commission

Case NumberCIC/SA/C/2014/000434
JudgesM. Sridhar Acharyulu (Madabhushi Sridhar), Information Commissioner
IssueRight to Information Act
Judgement DateMarch 17, 2015
CourtCentral Information Commission


  1. No. FAA order.

    Ground For Second Appeal:

  2. Not satisfied with the information.

    Proceedings Before the Commission:

  3. The complainant is not present for video conference at Hyderabad. The PIO of Public Authority made his submissions. According to him, the information was not furnished initially because at that time the Bar Council was considering the policy decision as to disclosure of question papers. Now Bar Council has decided to provide the copies, and they are ready to furnish the same to the appellant. However the PIO said that they had copies of AIBE IV, V and VI only but not the earlier ones i.e., AIBE I, II, III, as those papers were not handed over to them by the Rainmakers firm who conducted examination.

  4. The All India bar Examination [AIBE] was introduced in the year 2010 by the Legal Education Committee of the Bar Council of India. The main object is to test Advocate's ability to practice the profession in India. Upon successful conclusion of the AIBE, candidates are awarded a "Certificate of Practice. Qualifying the All India Bar Examination became a mandatory requirement to practice law for newly enrolled Advocates all over the nation. The All India Bar Examination [AIBE] contains 100 multiple-choice-questions [MCQs] and it is an 'open book exam'.

  5. The Commission browsed the official website of the Bar Council of India nowhere the copy of question paper of 2014 or earlier question papers and keys were made available.

  6. It is reported that around 27000 young advocates could not clear this qualifying examination. Every year law universities and law departments of other universities will be rolling out thousands of young law graduates, who are expected to take this mandatory examination.

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