Central Information Commission

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Central Information Commission
Kendriya Soochna Ayog
केंद्रीय सूचना आयोग
Abbreviation CIC
Agency overview
Formed 2005[1]
Annual budget 113 million (US$1.8 million) (2011–12)[2]
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agency India
Governing body Government of India
Constituting instrument Right to Information Act, 2005
General nature
Operational structure

The Central Information Commission (CIC) set up under the Right to Information Act is the authorised body, established in 2005,[1] 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.[3] The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 8th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission (CIC) on 2 September 2013.

The Commission includes 1 Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and not more than 10 Information Commissioners (IC) who are appointed by the President of India.


  1. ^ a b "CIC Annual Report 2005-06" (PDF). p. 14. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 January 2011. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "CIC Annual Report 2011-12" (PDF). p. 37. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Central Information Commission, Government of India. "Powers and functions of the information commissions". Primary source. Central Information Commission, Government of India. Retrieved 24 April 2011.