Sudhir Bhargava on January 1, 2019 took oath as the Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission (CIC).
Bhargava was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind. Prior to this, Bhargava was working as the Information Commissioner in the CIC.
About Chief Information Commissioner
• The Chief Information Commissioner is appointed by the President of India on the recommendation of a selection committee comprising of Prime Minister, the leader of single largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha and a Union Cabinet Minister.
• He holds the office for a term of 5 years or till he attains the age of 65 years. He is not eligible for reappointment.
• The Office of Central and State Information Commission was established under the Right To Information (RTI) Act, 2005 as a designated statutory authority to receive and inquire into a complaint from any person.
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