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KEJRIWAL ASKS CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSIONER TO MAKE PM MODI'S DEGREES PUBLIC

 
 
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KEJRIWAL ASKS CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSIONER TO MAKE PM MODI'S DEGREES PUBLIC
by System Administrator - Saturday, 30 April 2016, 5:22 AM
 
By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: Reportedly Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had asked the Central Information Commission (CIC) to make public the details of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's educational qualifications.In a letter to the Central Information Commissioner Professor Madabhushanam Sridhar Acharyulu, Kejriwal said that he has no objection to making his details public as per government records."There are questions on Prime Minister Modi's degree. The nation wants to know about it. I have learned that the CIC has denied to publicise the details of the Prime Minister's degree which is wrong,” Kejriwal said in his letter."The CIC wants to publicise my details, which I have no objection to but subsequently, the CIC wants to hide the details of Prime Minister Modi, which is strange. It raises a question on the neutrality of CIC. I request you to make the details of PM Modi's degree public along with my details,” the letter added.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. Reportedly A Delhi court has summoned -- from Delhi University and the Election Commission -- the records of educational qualifications of Union Minister for Human Resources Development Smriti Irani.The court sought them on Friday during the hearing of a complaint alleging that Ms. Irani had given different educational qualifications in three affidavits filed before the Election Commission (EC) while filing her nominations for the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha polls.Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain had earlier asked the complainant, freelance writer Ahmer Khan, to produce the Minister's education records, while recording his pre-summoning evidence to be exhibited in the court. Having failed to obtain them, the complainant later moved an application urging the court to pass a direction to the Election Commission and the university to produce Ms. Irani's educational records. Plea allowed:Allowing his plea, Mr. Jain said: "Keeping in view the grounds mentioned in the application, the plea to direct the officials of the Election Commission and Delhi University to bring the records is allowed.''The complainant alleged that in the nomination papers for the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, Ms. Irani said she had completed B.A. in 1996 from Delhi University (correspondence course) but in the nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha elections in 2011, she said her highest qualification was B.Com Part-1 from the School of Open Learning from the same university.Again in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections which the Minister contested from Amethi, she claimed in her affidavit that she had completed B.Com Part-I from the School of Open Learning from Delhi University, the complainant alleged.The matter will now come up for pre-summoning evidence . State Government has to publish every year the work they carry out or the information they create under 4(1) (a) (b) (c) every day ,but it did not published all the work carried out by the government under section 4(1) (a) (b) (c) (d) of RTI Act 2005 and it has not provided citizens and opportunity to ask the reasons under section 4(1) (a) (b) (c) (d) . This information and reasons need to be provided to everybody as per Guide on RTI to Information Act 2005 published by the Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Personnel & Training (available here :http://rti.gov.in/RTICorner/Guideonrti.pdf) on page 12 and Para 9, following is stated: Providing Reasons for Decisions: The public authorities take various administrative and quasi-judicial decisions which affect the interests of certain persons. It is mandatory for the concerned public authority to provide reasons for such decisions to the affected persons. It may be done by using appropriate mode of communication .Attention is also invited towards the thread 'affected person ' under rti act.In fact, it can be said that "Affected" refers back to an action. The "Affected Persons" are the ones who are affected by that action. The reasons need to be given to affected person and copy of that can be given to me under 2 f of RTI Act. The KSOU office is THE PUBLIC AUTHORITY under obligation to provide information "PUBLICLY” under section 4(1) (a) (b) (c) (d). The state government and all its departments need to publish everything they do in year as per RTI Act 2005 and this need to be published every year and applicant asking information becomes easier to provide also to the applicant and Government becomes transparent . Citizens can force every PA to create information every day strictly as per the system and procedure as per listed Acts and rules regulations listed under 4(1) (a) (b) (c) every day and that can be cross cheeked by applicant by asking reasons under 4(1) (d) by the affected person and copy of the same can be given to any applicant under 2( f) of RTI Act .Promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority. Policy on Prevention, Detection, and Remediation of Fraud and Corruption by government is must and a major element of good governance is the control of corruption. For that reason, controlling corruption has been a key indicator. Good governance is a keystone of government. UPA government has given you RTI Act: Use It optimally :All opposition parties should use RTI optimally .