Delhi University moves HC against CIC order to make PM Modi's degree public
The Central Information Commission on January 7 had ordered Delhi University to allow inspection of documents related to all the students who had cleared the BA degree in 1978, the year according to Delhi University Modi had passed his degree
Delhi University on Monday has moved the High Court of the capital against the order of Central Information Commission to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi's degree information public.
According to India Today, the university has argued that degree of a student is a private matter adding the disclosure of the details could not be possible.
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal reacted to the news saying that he was now convinced that PM Modi's degree was fake. He took to Twitter and posted, "Modi’s degree is surely fake. He’s trying his best to conceal it.”
मोदी जी की डिग्री पक्की फ़र्ज़ी है। He is trying his best to conceal it https://t.co/bUeKlgzdjp
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 23, 2017
The Central Information Commission on January 7 had ordered Delhi University to allow inspection of documents related to all the students who had cleared the BA degree in 1978, the year according to authorities Modi had passed his degree.
The Central Public Information Officer of the University had objected the order saying it was a third party personal information, which the Commission rejected right away and added that it finds “neither merit nor legality” in it.
The order said: “to facilitate inspection of relevant register where complete information about result of all students who passed in Bachelor of Arts, in year 1978 along with roll number, names of the students, father’s name and marks obtained as available with the University and provide certified copy of the extract of relevant pages from the register, free of cost….”
Days later, Central Information Commissioner, Sridhar Acharyulu who had issued the order was removed from the charge of HRD ministry.
RTI filed by Neeraj Sharma had asked about the total number of students who appeared in Bachelor of Arts, Year 1978, besides result of all students who appeared in the examination along with their roll number, name of the students with father’s name, marks and result pass or failed.