‘Appointment process on CIC post is on’

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New Delhi (NVI): The process of appointment of a new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and Information Commissioners (ICs) in the Central Information Commission is going on, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said today.

Jitendra Singh in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha said that CCI in Central Information Commission has completed his tenure on August 26.

“One Information Commissioner is completing his tenure on September 25. The government had initiated the process to fill up the vacancy in a timely manner by way of issuing the advertisements to fill up the post of CCI and up to 6 posts of ICs in the Central Information Commission on July 9,” the minister said.

Singh further stated a high level search committee follows a method of obtaining relevant information about various candidates while scrutinizing applications and shortlists the candidates for the post of Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners.

The Central Information Commission has been functional even after the declaration of lockdown in March, 2020. However, a total number of 4,491 online requests have been processed between March to September 17.

-RJV