Central Information Commission
|Kendriya Soochna Ayog|
The official logo of Central Information Commission
|Formed||October 12, 2005|
|Annual budget||₹25.1935 crore (US$3.5 million) (2015–16)|
The Central Information Commission (CIC) set up under the Right to Information Act is the authorised body, established in 2005, under the Government of India to act upon complaints from those individuals who have not been able to submit information requests to a Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer due to either the officer not have been appointed, or because the respective Central Assistant Public Information Officer or State Assistant Public Information Officer refused to receive the application for information under the RTI Act.
The Commission includes 1 Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and not more than 10 Information Commissioners (IC) who are appointed by the President of India. The first Chief Information Commissioner of India was Wajahat Habibullah. The present Chief Information Commissioner of India is Sudhir Bhargava.
CIC and members are appointed by the President of India on the recommendation of a committee consisting of—Prime Minister as Chairperson, the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha; a Union Cabinet Minister to be nominated by the Prime Minister. There are two woman who became CIC till now first is Ms Deepak Sandhu (4th CIC) and Second Ms Sushma Singh(5th CIC)
- "Introduction". Central Information Commission. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
- "Annual Report for 2015-16" (PDF). Central Information Commission. p. 23. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
- "CIC Annual Report 2005-06" (PDF). p. 14. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 January 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
- Central Information Commission, Government of India. "Powers and functions of the information commissions". Primary source. Central Information Commission, Government of India. Archived from the original on 3 March 2011. Retrieved 24 April 2011.