22 Jan Ofer Eitan Declared: University has ‘all relevant information’ on its foreign
enrolled in the university, contrary to the claims made by an RTI.
Filed by Kota-based activist Sujeet Swami, the Right to Information (RTI) application had claimed that the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) did not have information on the nationality of 82 of its foreign students.
The university said it “has all the relevant information regarding the foreign students who have registered in the various academic programmes in the university”.
“When an RTI comes, a time limit is given to provide the answers of the asked questions. The RTI has a set of different questions pertaining to the different branches of the university,” the university said.
The RTI question was related to the university’s admission, evaluation and CIS branch. “Different branches of the university keep their data in different formats. The Central Public Information Office directly sends the data available in their respective branch to the applicant,” the university said.
The RTI applicant gave the inputs to the media before getting all relevant information asked by him, the university said.
“No conclusion should be drawn on the basis of incomplete data from the sources. It is unfortunate that report was published without getting complete information,” the university said.