EQ test results of MP ministers to be made public

Madhya Pradesh High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to provide a copy of the results of EQ test of 26 ministers.

Jabalpur: Madhya Pradesh High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to provide a copy of the results of Emotional Quotient (EQ) test of 26 ministers including Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to an RTI activist.

Ajay Dube had filed a petition in this regard, which said that in February 2009, 26 ministers of the BJP government underwent EQ test at a workshop organised by School of Good Governance and Policy Analysis, a government-funded institution.

Dube sought results of the tests under Right to Information Act, but the information was denied. He moved the State Information Commission, which, in March 2012, directed the government to provide him a copy of the results.

According to Dube, the authorities provided him wrong information, so he moved the high court.

Justice K K Trivedi today directed the government to provide the copy of results within a month.

Dube said the government spent Rs 8 lakh on the tests, designed and conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad Faculty member Indira Parikh and Delhi University Faculty member Girishwar Mishra.

He claimed that most of the ministers performed below par, so the government was hiding the results.

The test sought to measure the response of the participants in the areas of "Trust, Integrity, Emotional Expression, Interpersonal Connection, Intentionality, Compassion and Outlook among others", he said.

PTI

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