Chief Information Commissioner Current Affairs, GK & News

Yashvardhan K Sinha appointed as the new Chief Information Commissioner

The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind appointed Shri Yashvardhan K Sinha as the new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of India. Key Highlights The post of Chief Information Commissioner was lying vacant over two months after Bimal Julka completed his term in August, 2020. Sinha was short-listed for the post by a three-member committee ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

Bimal Julka appointed as CIC of India

Information Commissioner Bimal Julka has been recently appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of India. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to Bimal Julka as the CIC at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The previous Chief Sudhir Bhargava retired on January 11 and since then the Chief Information Commission was functioning without head. ..

Topics: 

CIC Annual Report tabled in Lok Sabha

The Central Information Commission tabled its annual report for the year 2018-19 in Lok Sabha on 20th November, 2019. The same report was also tabled in Rajya Sabha on 21st November, 2019. Highlights of the report The report said that in the year 2018-19, around 13.70 lakh applications were received by the Central Public Authorities ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

New Draft Rules for CICs and ICs

The CIC-Chief Information Commissioner and IC-Information Commissioner currently hold tenure of 5 years and their perks are similar to that of the Chief Election Commissioners as defined in Right to Information Act, 2005. According to the new draft rules from DoPT (Department of Personnel and Training), the terms and perks of the CICs and ICs ..

Month: 

Topics: 

Lok Sabha passes Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Lok Sabha has passed Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 amidst strong objection from Opposition with 218 members voting in its favour and 79 against it. Summary: The bill seeks to amend certain provisions of landmark transparency law- Right to Information Act, 2005 so as to empower central government on deciding terms of Chief Information ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

1 / 212