Information Commissioner M S Acharyulu loses HRD after his DU order

According to an order, all complaints and appeals related to HRD Ministry will now be looked into by another Information Commissioner Manjula Parashar.

Written by Shyamlal Yadav | New Delhi | Published:January 12, 2017 3:34 am
modi, modi degree, narendra modi, PM modi, Information Commissioner, M S Acharyulu, modi BA degree, delhi university, 1978 BA degree records, HRD Ministry, indian express news, india news It was on December 21 that Acharyulu had ordered inspection of DU degree records of 1978, the year in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to the university, had got his degree. (File Photo)

Barely two days after Information Commissioner M S Acharyulu’s order allowing inspection of Delhi University’s 1978 BA degree records was made public, Chief Information Commissioner R K Mathur has taken away the charge of Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) from him.

According to an order issued Tuesday evening, all complaints and appeals related to HRD Ministry will now be looked into by another Information Commissioner Manjula Parashar.

Read | PM degree row – Provide copy of BA degree records of 1978: CIC to DU on RTI application

It is the CIC’s prerogative to assign any subject to any commissioner. The latest order comes just days after another order on December 29 on allocation of work in which Acharyulu had retained the HRD Ministry.

It was on December 21 that Acharyulu had ordered inspection of DU degree records of 1978, the year in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to the university, had got his degree.

Read| PM Narendra Modi’s degree row: CIC allows inspection of DU records of 1978

While Mathur did not respond to calls or text messages sent by The Indian Express, Acharyulu declined to comment.

Last year, the university had denied these records to an RTI applicant, saying that it was the “personal information of the students concerned, the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or interest”.

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The Commission, however, said that matters relating to the education of a student — current or former — fall under the category of public interest.

BJP leaders stated last year that Modi had completed his BA in political science from the distance learning programme of the university in 1978. This was later corroborated by Delhi University registrar Tarun Das.

In his order, dated December 21, on the plea of one Neeraj who had sought to know from the university the total number of students who took the BA exam in 1978, their names and those of their fathers, roll numbers and marks obtained. Denying the information, the Central Public Information Officer of the University had said the information requested was “personal information of the students concerned, the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or interest”.

Acharyulu, however, said, “The PIO has not put forward any evidence or explained possibility to show that disclosure of degree-related information infringes the privacy or causes unwarranted invasion of privacy”.

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    AIyer
    Jan 12, 2017 at 2:48 am
    Why is my reply not posted. So much for freedom of expression.
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      Borakh
      Jan 12, 2017 at 4:58 am
      Crucial files are being removed by Narendra Modi and his office. We will get to know the magnitude of the scam only after Modi is ousted from office. This demonetisation is a ploy to change white money into black and black money into white. The RBI was kept in the dark about the decision. It should stand up against the Modi government and reveal the real reasons behind demonetisation. It should make public how much money has been pumped back into the economy and the amount of money states have received post demonetisation.
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        Suneel
        Jan 12, 2017 at 6:44 am
        Mitron....Dal main kuch kala hain....
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          Raj
          Jan 12, 2017 at 5:57 am
          Bhai, that chap gets paid to support and praise modi. In free time he is busy p1mp1ng his m0ther.
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            Haradhan Mandal
            Jan 12, 2017 at 3:32 am
            How is this information "personal" when the university itself publish it publicly? In the older days - they used to print/type and paste it on the NOTICE BOARD. Now a days they publish on the internet. lt;br/gt;For the purpose of "verification" often they p on this information to would-be employers (PVT) who basically engage a verification agencies - all of them are PVT enies . lt;br/gt;Bureaucrats often hide behind 'misinterpreting' laws DELIBERATELY in their favour. This should be considered as inefficiency and incompetence and should be punished accordingly by denying them increments and promotions , sometimes demotions.
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              Hindustan Hamara
              Jan 12, 2017 at 9:16 am
              People of India should be very concerned, see how Mr. Shourie also raises the issue of fear factor prevailing in our day to day life. Mr Advani cautioned us months ago that emergency in future can't be ruled out.
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                Nana
                Jan 12, 2017 at 4:23 am
                Acharyalu-humanlt;br/gt;Manjula Parashar-brahmin
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                  Nana
                  Jan 12, 2017 at 4:23 am
                  Proof that Modi's BA FAKE
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                    IML sood
                    Jan 12, 2017 at 3:39 am
                    A clical example of IE being Pressitute.
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                      Shishir
                      Jan 12, 2017 at 2:56 am
                      Only Anti-MODI comments are posted. I guess Indian Express is running this vendetta.
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                        Nixon Augustin
                        Jan 12, 2017 at 6:08 am
                        Modi is the most dishonest man every occupy the highest post. There's no place for truth. it's 100% sure Modi has fake degree. he must be prosecuted.
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                          PCKULKARNI
                          Jan 12, 2017 at 4:01 am
                          Trolls like you will ruin the country by supporting wrong decisions
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                            PCKULKARNI
                            Jan 12, 2017 at 6:04 am
                            What do you say about Smriti Irani Mr. Manu?
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                              Pat
                              Jan 12, 2017 at 10:39 pm
                              What the so called dr manmaun si gh di with his degree, shame on tbis disgraceful sardar ruined our country made us vulnerable to enemy attacks killing of innocent people. His minority vote bank politics gave boost to the papistanis. Modi should see beyond gujerat ambanias; our jawans are the real heroes their cries need to be addressed too., they should get proper nourishment and benefits; why politicians get more than them?
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                                Desi babu
                                Jan 12, 2017 at 3:12 am
                                Gujjus....poor at education and good at stealing public money.....This Jhumla Babu is no different..
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                                  Ravinder
                                  Jan 12, 2017 at 6:09 pm
                                  Any body trying to expose Modi will not live long in his post
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                                    Vinayakar
                                    Jan 18, 2017 at 5:47 am
                                    I myself read this in the times of India. He ped one order and when challenged, he quietly reversed his own decision.lt;br/gt;He thinks that he is supreme and does not have any respect for law.lt;br/gt;Higher Courts must take cognizance of the matter and p strictures against S Acharyalu.
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                                      Vinayakar
                                      Jan 18, 2017 at 5:44 am
                                      This Commissioner has lost his mind. Just to gain cheap publicity, he pes any order.lt;br/gt;In the past he ped one order without authority against Delhi Election Commission (Electoral Rolls). After media reports that he will be taken to court, he himself reversed his decision citing illogical grounds. He actually does not know what is in his powers and what is not. Several times he was found shouting at and misbehaving and even abusing the applicants. He should be stripped of this position or he himself must resign.
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                                        Tinku
                                        Jan 12, 2017 at 2:21 am
                                        Modi betra his wife first and is now betraying the w country.
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                                          SubbuI
                                          Jan 12, 2017 at 6:41 am
                                          WHAT ELSE YOU CANEXPECT FROM A DICTATOR NALAYAK CRIME MINISTER RULE. ANY BODY BE IT OPPOSITION LEADERS. OR OWN MENTORS FROM HIS OWN PARTY. BUREACRATES. INTELECTUALS. ECONOMISTS. ARTISTS.AUTHORS ,IPS OFFICERS ARE BE IT ANY BODY EVEN IF THEY SNEEZE AGAINST THIS EGOIEST LIER WILL BE PUNISHED IMMEDIATELY . THIS MENTALLY ILL MAN SIMPLY SCARE THE PEOPLE WITH HIS POWER. IS THERE NO END TO HIS DADAGIRI?
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                                            Swati
                                            Jan 13, 2017 at 4:04 am
                                            Why does a street goonda need a degree and that too a real one!
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