Big relief for Delhi University as HC stays CIC order demanding probe of PM Modi’s Degree
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 23-Jan-2017

New Delhi, Jan 23 : Setting aside the order issued by the Central Information Commission, Delhi High Court has asked RTI activist Neeraj to clear his stand of the degree row of Prime Minister Modi. Delhi University has challenged the Central Information Commission (CIC) order to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi's degree public in the Delhi High Court.

A Central Information Commission order directing Delhi University to allow the inspection of records of all students who had passed BA examination in 1978, the year when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also cleared it, was stayed by the Delhi High Court.   

The university has argued that the degree of a student is a private document, whose details cannot be made public. The degree stays between the student and the university, it said. Earlier, the CIC had directed the Delhi University to make Modi's degree public under the Right to Information Act.

While giving ruling in this matter Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva has issued a notice to RTI activist Neeraj seeking his response. The court will take up this matter on April 27 where the activist has to reply to the petition filed by DU, claiming the CIC order "arbitrary" and "invalid”.

Earlier CIC had directed the university "to facilitate inspection of relevant register where complete information about result of all the students who passed in Bachelor of Arts in year 1978 along with roll number, names of the students, fathers' name and marks obtained as available with the University and provide certified copy of the extract of relevant pages from the register.