Chief Information Commissioner

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Chief Information Commissioner of India
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Incumbent
Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha

since 7 November 2020
Central Information Commission[1]
NominatorCommittee consisting the Prime Minister, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and a Union Cabinet Minister as nominated by the Prime Minister
AppointerPresident of India
Term lengthas determined by central government
DeputyInformation Commissioners of India
Deputy Information Commissioners of India
Salary₹250,000 (US$3,500) per month
WebsiteChief Information Commissioner of India

Central Information Commission includes 1 Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and not more than 10 Information Commissioners (IC) who are appointed by the President of India on the recommendations of a Committee. The first Chief Information Commissioner of India was Wajahat Habibullah. First woman Chief Information Commissioner was Deepak Sandhu. After the retirement of the 10th Chief Information Commissioner of India, Bimal Julka on November 7, 2020, Yashwardhan Kumar Sinha had been appointed as the 11th CIC of India. The tenure of the commissioners has been cut to three years in the new rules.[2][3]

The following have held the post of the Central Information Commissioners.[4]

List of Central Information Commissioners[5]
No. Name Portrait Took office Left office
1 Wajahat Habibullah 26 October 2005 19 September 2010
2 A. N. Tiwari 30 September 2010 18 December 2010
3 Satyananda Mishra Satyananda Mishra.png 19 December 2010 4 September 2013
4 Deepak Sandhu Deepak Sandhu.png 5 September 2013 18 December 2013
5 Sushma Singh Sushma Singh.png 19 December 2013 21 May 2014
6 Rajiv Mathur 22 May 2014 22 August 2014
7 Vijai Sharma Vijay Sharma.png 10 June 2015 1 December 2015
8 Radha Krishna Mathur R. K. Mathur.png 4 January 2016 24 November 2018
9 Sudhir Bhargava Sudhir Bhargava.jpg 1 January 2019 11 January 2020
10 Bimal Julka[3] Bimal Julka.png 19 February 2020 31 October 2020
11 Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha[3][6] YashvardhanKumarSinha.jpg 7 November 2020 .....

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://cic.gov.in/
  2. ^ https://theprint.in/india/modi-govt-decide-salary-chief-information-commissioner-new-rti-rules/311619/#:~:text=The%20tenure%20of%20the%20commissioners,65%20years%2C%20whichever%20is%20earlier
  3. ^ a b c Phukan, Sandeep (18 February 2020). "Sanjay Kothari tipped to be CVC; Bimal Julka is CIC" – via www.thehindu.com.
  4. ^ "Former Chief ICs | Central Information Commission". cic.gov.in.
  5. ^ https://www.jagranjosh.com/general-knowledge/list-of-all-the-chief-information-commissioners-1556188652-1
  6. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/yashvardhan-kumar-sinha-takes-oath-as-chief-information-commissioner/article33046064.ece#:~:text=Photo%20Credit%3A%20AP-,President%20Ram%20Nath%20Kovind%20has%20administers%20the%20oath%20of%20office,to%20a%20Rashtrapati%20Bhavan%20statement.[bare URL]