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Tag Archives: Chief Information Commissioner

CIC: RTI a tool for good governance

Chief Information Commissioner  R.K. Mathur advised PSE CEOs to look at RTI as a tool for good governance. He advised them to ensure proactive disclosures under Section 4 of RTI Act, as it may bring down a number of queries, save time and may reduce fake news. Addressing a two-day…

PM’s degree: CIC takes away charge from IC

M S Acharyulu

Chief Information Commissioner R K Mathur has taken away the charge of Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) from Information Commissioner M S Acharyulu, following the latter issuing an order allowing an inspection of Delhi University 1978 BA degree records was made public.  The Prime Minister is said to have…

Uttarakhand CS earns fortune, appointed as CIC

As Indianmandarins had reported earlier, the outgoing Chief Secretary to the Government of Uttarakhand Shatrughan Singh (IAS:1983:UD) has been appointed as Chief Information Commissioner in the State IC. Fifty-two days prior to his scheduled retirement, the tide of fortune has apparently turned in his favor. Though it is not clear…

R K Mathur sworn-in as CIC

Former Defence Secretary R K Mathur was sworn in as Chief Information Commissioner by President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday. The post of CIC had fallen vacant after Vijai Sharma completed his tenure on December 1, 2015. Mathur will have a tenure of about three years till he attains the age…

New CIC appointed after SC censures Govt

  Former Defence Secretary R K Mathur was appointed Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) on Friday, breaking away from the convention of appointing the head from among the serving Information Commissioners.The appointment followed a day after a bench of Supreme Court judges censured the government, asked it to fill up the…

A P Padhi is new Chief Secretary, Govt of Odisha

As ‘Indianmandarins’ anticipated in its reports dated November 06, 2015 Arvind Prasad Padhi (IAS:1983:OR) has been appointed Chief Secretary to the Government of Odisha. He will take over the charge form the outgoing CS, Gokul Chandra Pati (IAS:1978:OR), today evening. Earlier Padhi served as Principal Secretary to CM but after…

A P Padhi tipped for Chief Secretary, Odisha?

Aditya Kumar Padhee (IAS:83:OR)

‘Indianmandarins’ reliably learns that Aditya Prasad Padhi (IAS:1983:OR) has emerged as the first choice of Odisha Chief Minister for the coveted post of Chief Secretary. The incumbent CS, Gokul Chandra Pati (IAS:1978:OR), is set to superannuate on November 30. Reportedly, Pati’s name has been finalised as next CIC, Govt of…

Applications invited for Chief Information Commission appointments

The Centre has invited applications for Chief Information Commissioner and three Information Commissioners in CIC. The term of Chief Information Commissioner Vijai Sharma ends in December. There is a vacancy of three Information Commissioners (ICs) as well against the sanctioned strength of ten. “There has been a convention of appointing…

Vijai Sharma takes oath as Chief Information Commissioner

President Pranab Mukherjee administered the oath of office to newly-appointed Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Vijai Sharma (IAS:1974:UP) at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Mr. Sharma superannuated as environment secretary. He has been serving in the commission as information commissioner since 2012. Central Information Commission still has vacancy of three Information Commissioners against the…

Vijai Sharma appointed as new Chief Information Commissioner

Vijai Sharma (IAS:1974:UP) has been named the new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC). Mr. Sharma superannuated as environment secretary. He has been serving in the commission as information commissioner since 2012. His appointment is in keeping with the pattern where the senior-most information commissioner has been appointed the chief. He is…

Aditya Swaroop is new Chief Information Commisioner, Jharkhand

Aditya Swaroop (Rtd IAS:JH:1982) appointed as new Chief Information Commissioner of Jharkhand. Governor Syed Ahmed administered the oath to him at the Raj Bhavan in Ranchi.  CM Raghubar Das, Chief Secretary Rajiv Gauba and several other senior officers were present at the oath-taking ceremony. Swaroop had superannuated on December 31,…

Jawed Usmani is now Chief Information Commissioner, UP

Javed Usmani (IAS 1978 UP)

Javed Usmani (IAS:1978:UP), former Chief Secretary to the Govt of Uttar Pradesh, took oath as Chief Information Commissioner, UP. In the month of July last year he was replaced with Alok Ranjan (IAS:1978:UP) and was further appointed as Chairman, Revenue Board (UP) in the last week of July. As ‘Indianmandarins’…

Usmani to take oath as UP, CIC in 2nd week of February

Javed Usmani (IAS:1978:UP), former Chief Secretary to the Govt of Uttar Pradesh, is expected to be administered the oath as Chief Information Commissioner of UP in the second week of February. In the month July last yaer he was replaced with Alok Ranjan (IAS:1978:UP) and was further appointed as Chairman, Revenue Board (UP) in…

R H Khwaja believed to mark CIC as Member?

R H Khwaja

The strong murmuring goes on among the top bureaucrats these days that Rajen Habib Khwaja, 1976 batch IAS of Andhra Pradesh cadre, would be picked up to fill the position vacated recently by Sushma Singh, sitting Chief Information Commissioner of India. Khwaja would retire on February 28 from the position…

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