It is really atrocious to publicise this. A friend forwarded it to me. First of all, it serves no useful public purpose. Two, it concerns the privacy of the individuals in question. They do not have to tell the world as to where they are looking for their next jobs, etc.

What would be important from a public interest angle is if the government violated any of the conditions for appointment and pre-qualification criteria in appointing Mr. Acharya. If that is the case, some of the rejected applicants might have sought remedy and a revisit of the entire recruitment process.

When that is not the case, this news-story is unnecessary and an unwanted intrusion of privacy and abuse of the ‘Right to Information’.

The newspaper should be embarrassed if not ashamed of what it has done.


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