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CIC directs CBSE to make Smriti Irani's board exam results public

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 January 2017, 13:44 IST

The board exam results of Union Minister Smriti Irani are likely to be made as public as the Central Information Commission has directed the Central Board of Secondary Examination to allow inspection of class 10th and 12th school records of textile minister Smriti Irani.

CIC has rejected CBSEs contention that the educational records of Irani constituted "personal information" and cannot be disclosed.

The direction has come from Information Commissioner M Sridhar Acharyulu, who also allowed the inspection of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's academic records earlier.

According to the media reports, the CBSE has been directed to facilitate inspection of relevant records and provide certified copies of documents within 60 days.

The office of Union Minister of Textiles and the Holy Child Auxilium School, Delhi, from where she (Smriti Irani) claimed to have passed out, have also been directed by the Commission to provide the roll number or reference number of Smriti Zubin Irani to CBSE, Ajmer, which possesses the records for the years 1991 and 1993 "to facilitate search from huge records which is yet to be digitized."

"The Commission directs the respondent authority, the CBSE, to facilitate inspection of relevant records and provide certified copies of documents selected by the appellant free of cost, except personal details in admit card and mark sheet, within 60 days from the date of receipt of this order," Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu said in his order.

Acharyulu was recently divested of the charge of HRD ministry by Chief Information Commission R.K. Mathur barely few days after he ordered inspection of B.A. records of Delhi University pertaining to 1978, the year in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi passed out.

--With PTI inputs

First published: 18 January 2017, 13:44 IST
 
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