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RTI-CIC to govern deemed Universities

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The Right to Information (RTI) Act to encompass deemed universities, decided by the Central Information Commission (CIC). The decision by CIC will lead to transparency in management of the universities. This will include their accounting books to the faculty members they hire, the process in which they admit students to the fees being charged by them, everything will then be under the public scrutiny.

According to the academics, this decision will lead to a sense of relief and will also bring in the much-needed transparency in the working style of deemed universities. This judgment is a result of a case, that was put in front of the CIC, where Shaily Bhashnajla, a faculty of Delhi's Western International University (WIU), wanted information on the recruitment and promotion rules. However, WIU refused to divulge the information, stating that it is a deemed university and not a public authority.

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