Vishwas Mehta new CIC of Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 1 (PTI): Former Kerala Chief Secretary Vishwas Mehta on Monday took charge as the new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of the State Information Commission. Governor Arif Mohammed Khan administered the oath to Mehta at a function here, in which several government official took part. A 1986 batch IAS officer hailing from Rajasthan, Mehta… Continue reading Vishwas Mehta new CIC of Kerala

D B Gupta appointed Chief Information Commissioner of Rajasthan

Jaipur, Dec 4 (PTI) Former Rajasthan chief secretary D B Gupta was appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of the state on Friday. The post was lying vacant after Suresh Chaudhary completed his tenure in December 2018 and the additional charge of the CIC was with Information Commissioner Ashutosh Sharma, whose tenure also completed… Continue reading D B Gupta appointed Chief Information Commissioner of Rajasthan

Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha takes oath as Chief Information Commissioner

New Delhi, Nov 7 (PTI) Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha was appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) on Saturday, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement. President Ram Nath Kovind has administered the oath of office to Sinha as the Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, it said.… Continue reading Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha takes oath as Chief Information Commissioner

Govt invites applications for Chief Information Commissioner, Information Commissioners in CIC

New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday invited applications for the posts of Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners in the transparency watchdog CIC, which is currently not working in its full strength. The Central Information Commission (CIC) can have a Chief Information Commissioner and a maximum of ten Information Commissioners. Chief information Commissioner Bimal Julka’s… Continue reading Govt invites applications for Chief Information Commissioner, Information Commissioners in CIC

Retd IAS officer P Ramesh Kumar appointed as new Andhra Pradesh Chief Information Commissioner

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan on Thursday appointed retired IAS officer P Ramesh Kumar as the State Chief Information Commissioner. The Governor also appointed Repala Srinivasa Rao as one of the Commissioners in the AP Information Commission under the Right to Information Act, 2005. The selection committee, headed by Chief Minister Y S Jagan… Continue reading Retd IAS officer P Ramesh Kumar appointed as new Andhra Pradesh Chief Information Commissioner

Information commissioners to take 30 pc cut in basic salary for one year: CIC resolution

New Delhi: All information commissioners will take a voluntary 30-per cent cut in their basic salary for one year to contribute to the government move to pool all resources to face the unprecedented damage to the economy because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a CIC resolution said on Monday. The matter was discussed during an extraordinary… Continue reading Information commissioners to take 30 pc cut in basic salary for one year: CIC resolution

Bimal Julka appointed CIC

New Delhi: Information Commissioner Bimal Julka was appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) on Friday, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to Julka as the CIC in the Central Information Commission at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, it said. The transparency watchdog has… Continue reading Bimal Julka appointed CIC

Govt invites applications for appointment of CIC, 4 Information Commissioners

New Delhi: The Centre has invited applications for appointment on the post of Chief Information Commissioner and four Information Commissioners in the transparency watchdog CIC, according to a Personnel Ministry order. It is proposed to appoint the Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission (CIC) to succeed the incumbent on completion of the tenure… Continue reading Govt invites applications for appointment of CIC, 4 Information Commissioners

Govt notifies RTI rules; CIC tenure cut to 3 yrs, govt to decide salary, other perks

New Delhi: The Centre has curtailed the tenure of information commissioners in transparency panels across the country to three years in new RTI rules notified Thursday night, a move activists call an assault on their independence and autonomy. The Centre had amended the Right to Information Act, 2005 in July ending the parity enjoyed by… Continue reading Govt notifies RTI rules; CIC tenure cut to 3 yrs, govt to decide salary, other perks

HC asks Maha SIC to file affidavit on ex-Mumbai top cop’s plea

Thane: Retired Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria has approached the Bombay High Court seeking to be impleaded as a respondent in a petition filed by the Maharashtra government against a State Information Commission order to probe him in connection with alleged discrepancies in the 26/11 call records. A division bench headed by Justice A A… Continue reading HC asks Maha SIC to file affidavit on ex-Mumbai top cop’s plea