Samariya: New CIC Samariya is first Dalit to hold post | India News

NEW DELHI: Headless for over a month, the Central Info Fee on Monday acquired a brand new chief as retired IAS officer and former data commissioner Heeralal Samariya was administered the oath by President Droupadi Murmu. Two new data commissioners Anandi Ramalingam and Vinod Kumar Tiwari had been additionally administered oath hours later.
Samariya, is the primary Dalit to have been appointed to the publish.A 1985-batch IAS officer of Telangana cadre, Samariya retired after serving because the labour and employment secretary on the Centre. He holds a bachelor’s diploma in civil engineering. He was appointed data commissioner in 2020 and his time period was to finish on Monday together with two different ICs — Saroj Punhani and Uday Mahurkar.

Samairya’s swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi was attended by Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union minister Jitendra Singh amongst others.

The Proper To Info regulation makes it clear that each data commissioner will maintain workplace for 3 years or until he attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier, and won’t be eligible for reappointment as IC. Nevertheless, each IC, on vacating his workplace, might be eligible for appointment because the chief data commissioner. The regulation additionally gives that the place the IC is appointed because the chief, his time period of workplace shall not be greater than 5 years in combination as IC and CIC.

Anandi Ramalingam, earlier than becoming a member of as IC, was holding the publish of chairman and managing director, Bharat Electronics Ltd. She holds a bachelors diploma in electronics and communication engineering.
Vinod Kumar Tiwari, an Indian Forest Service officer, was principal chief conservator of forests as head of HP forest division in Shimla. He holds a bachelor’s diploma in science and a grasp’s diploma in geology.
Even after these three appointments, the CIC continues to be removed from a full energy panel, provided that the Proper to Info Act gives for a chief commissioner and a most of 10 data commissioners as could also be deemed mandatory.

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