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Sudhir Bhargava named news Chief Information Commissioner

Sudhir Bhargava named news Chief Information Commissioner

The Central government has appointed Sudhir Bhargava as new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), along with four new information commissioners in the central information commission.

Mr Sinha is a 1981-batch Indian Foreign Service officer who was the High Commissioner of India in the United Kingdom.

President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the appointment of former IFS officer Yashwardhan Kumar Sinha, former IRS officer Vanaja N. Sarna, former IAS Neeraj Kumar Gupta and former Law Secretary Suresh Chandra as information commissioners.

CIC

CIC was formed in 2005 under the Right to Information Act under the Government of India.

It was set up to act upon complaints from those individuals who have not been able to submit information requests to a Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer due to either the officer not have been appointed, or because the respective Central Assistant Public Information Officer or State Assistant Public Information Officer refused to receive the application for information under the RTI Act.

The Commission includes 1 Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and not more than 10 Information Commissioners (IC) who are appointed by the president.

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