Sudhir Bhargava appointed new CIC

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Jan 2019 08:56:51




THE Government has appointed Sudhir Bhargava as Chief Information Commissioner, along with four information commissioners, all of whom were bureaucrats, in the Central Information Commission.

Bhargava was Information Commissioner in the CIC. The panel was functioning with three members against the sanctioned strength of 11, including the Chief Information Commissioner.

After recent retirements of Chief Information Commissioner R K Mathur and Information Commiss ioners Yashovardhan Azad, Sridhar Acharyulu and Amitava Bhattacharyya, the panel, the highest adjudicating authority in Right To Information (RTI) matters, was left with three Information Commissioners, prompting activists to approach the Supreme Court on the issue of vacancies.