29 April, New Delhi
The Central Information Commission (CIC) on Friday directed the Delhi University and the Gujarat University to make best possible search for information regarding degrees of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and provide it to ‘appellant’ Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Chief Information commissioner M.Sridhar Acharyulu also directed the Prime Minister’s Office to provide ‘specific number and year’ of the degrees earned by the Prime Minister to his alma mater – Delhi University and Gujarat University – to make it easy for them to locate these records.
“The Commission directs the PIOs of Delhi University and Gujarat University, Ahmadabad to make best possible search for the information regarding degrees in the name of ‘Mr. Narendra Damodar Modi’ in the year 1978 (Graduation in DU) and 1983 (Post Graduation in GU) and provide it to the appellant Mr Kejriwal, as soon as possible,” Acharyulu said in his order.
This action comes a day after Kejriwal had asked the CIC to make public the details of Prime Minister Modi’s educational qualifications.
In a letter to the Central Information Commissioner, Kejriwal said that he has no objection to making his details public as per government records.
In his election affidavit, Prime Minister Modi had claimed that he had completed a distance education course in political science from Delhi University in 1978.