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Heeralal Samariya sworn in as Chief Information Commissioner

NEW DELHI: Info Commissioner Heeralal Samariya was on Monday sworn in because the chief of the Central Info Fee (CIC) by President Droupadi Murmu.
The highest submit of the transparency panel was mendacity vacant after YK Sinha’s time period ended on October 3.
President Murmu administered the oath of workplace to Samairya at a perform on the Rashtrapati Bhavan right here, officers mentioned
After Samariya’s appointment because the Chief Info Commissioner, there exists a emptiness of eight info Commissioners.
At current, there are two info commissioners within the Fee.
The Fee is headed by the Chief Info Commissioner and may have a most of 10 info commissioners.
The appointment comes after the Supreme Courtroom had on October 30 requested the Centre and the state governments to take steps to fill the submit, saying in any other case the 2005 regulation on Proper to Info will turn out to be a ‘lifeless letter’.
Taking a severe notice of vacancies within the CIC and state info commissions (SICs), a bench comprising Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra had additionally requested the Division of Personnel and Coaching (DoPT) to gather info from all states on elements, together with the sanctioned power of data commissioners within the SICs, vacancies at current and the whole variety of pending circumstances there.

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