New Delhi: Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha took oath as the brand new Chief Info Commissioner (CIC) on Saturday, a Rashtrapati Bhavan assertion mentioned.
President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath to Sinha because the CIC at a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning.
The put up was mendacity vacant because the retirement of Bimal Julka on August 26.
Sinha could have a tenure of about three years because the CIC. Three new Info Commissioners can be administered the oath of workplace later within the day by Sinha.
A former diplomat who had joined the Central Info Fee because the Info Commissioner on January 1 final yr, the 62-year-old has served as India`s Excessive Commissioner to the UK and Sri Lanka.
A 3-member panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and together with Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah and chief of the Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, had short-listed Sinha for the put up.
The panel additionally chosen journalist Uday Mahurkar, former Labour Secretary Heera Lal Samariya and former Deputy Comptroller and Auditor Basic Saroj Punhani because the Info Commissioners, officers mentioned.
All three can be administered the oath of workplace by Sinha later within the day, mentioned the officers.
After induction of three new commissioners, the power of Info Commissioners within the Fee will rise to seven, as in opposition to a sanctioned power of 10.
Vanaja N Sarna, Neeraj Kumar Gupta, Suresh Chandra, and Amita Pandove are presently working as Info Commissioners within the Central Info Fee.
A graduate from Gujarat`s Maharaja Sayajirao College in Indian historical past, tradition and archaeology, Mahurkar has labored as Senior Deputy Editor with a number one media home.
A 1985-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Telangana cadre, Samariya retired as Secretary within the Ministry of Labour and Employment in September this yr.
Punhani, an Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IAAS) officer of the 1984 batch, served because the Deputy CAG within the central authorities.