Centre to fill 03 vacant posts of Information Commissioner (CIC) soon

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The Delhi High Court directed the government last week to appoint three commissioners at the Central Information Commission (CIC) within six weeks from among the 553 applications received in response to two notifications issued last year as the vacant posts have led to a huge backlog of cases.

In June, seniormost IC Vijay Sharma was appointed CIC and in his place Sudhir Bhargava was appointed IC. Before the appointments, the CIC post had been lying vacant for over 10 months.

A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said applications received in response to the September 9 circular of the Department of Personnel and Training inviting applications for appointment of Chief Information Commissioner (Chief IC) and Information Commissioners (ICs) shall be used to fill the vacancy for the post of CIC that would fall vacant on December 2. It observed that, besides the three vacant IC posts, a fourth one is likely to fall vacant by December 2 if an IC is promoted as Chief IC. In that case, the the vacancy which would arise should be filled up from the applications received in response to the September 9, 2015 circular.

The Delhi High Court directed the government last week to appoint three commissioners at the Central Information Commission (CIC) within six weeks from among the 553 applications received in response to two notifications issued last year as the vacant posts have led to a huge backlog of cases.

In June, seniormost IC Vijay Sharma was appointed CIC and in his place Sudhir Bhargava was appointed IC. Before the appointments, the CIC post had been lying vacant for over 10 months.

A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said applications received in response to the September 9 circular of the Department of Personnel and Training inviting applications for appointment of Chief Information Commissioner (Chief IC) and Information Commissioners (ICs) shall be used to fill the vacancy for the post of CIC that would fall vacant on December 2. It observed that, besides the three vacant IC posts, a fourth one is likely to fall vacant by December 2 if an IC is promoted as Chief IC. In that case, the the vacancy which would arise should be filled up from the applications received in response to the September 9, 2015 circular.

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