Govt. to appoint three ICs after SC order

New Delhi, Dec. 28 (ANI): The long pending appointment of three Information Commissioners at the Central Information Commission (CIC) will be made only after the Supreme Court’s verdict on a petition filed by the Centre in the matter.

A senior official in Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said, “the government will wait for the Supreme Court decision in the case which is tentatively listed for January 4”.

The CIC, which is mandated to hear complaints and appeals from information seekers under the RTI Act, comprises of a Chief Commissioner and ten Information Commissioners.

At present, there are seven Information Commissioners. After a High Court order that directed the central government to appoint CIC and ICs within six weeks from among the 553 applicants who had applied for the posts in response to its advertisements last year, the DoPT moved the apex court challenging it. (ANI)

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