New Delhi: As Narendra Modi’s Cabinet 2.0 started taking charge of their appointed portfolio, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank is again in center for another fake degree controversy.
As per information, Pokhriyal is obsessed for ‘Dr’ suffix. Due to which he manage to get two honorary doctorate degrees from Sri Lanka-based international university.
According to sources, in 90s, the open international university (OIU) of Colombo grants a DLitt for his contribution in literature. Later, he contributed in field of science for which he again received another DLitt degree from same University. Second degree was received by him few years ago.
HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in controversy for fake degree:
But according to information, OIU is not registered as foreign University neither as a domestic University in Sri Lanka, the University only grants commission of Sri Lanka confirmed.
Last year, the RTI filed in Dehradun came back with incomplete information related to Pokhriyal’s educational qualifications and also details of his bio-data.
As per our information, Nishank’s have different date of birth in his CV and passport. This fraud was confirmed by information available on Uttrakhand State website. But when this matter came to Pokhriyal’s knowledge, claims were refused by minister’s office.
Irrespective of this matter, former Uttrakhand CM Ramesh Pokhriyal has taken charge of HRD ministry.