Information Commissioner Current Affairs, GK & News

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 ..

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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. ..

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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 ..

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Right to Information (Amendment) Bill

The Lok Sabha passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill on July 22. It was introduced by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Mr. Jitendra Singh, in the Lok Sabha on July 19, 2019. What is the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill? Right to Information (Amendment) Bill seeks to amend the ..

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Right to Information (Amendment) Bill 2019

The government has introduced the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha. Features of the Bill The bill seeks to overhaul the terms and conditions of service of the CIC and Information Commissioners at the centre and in states. The RTI act 2005 provided that the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and Information ..

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