New Delhi, Dec.18 (ANI): The Government on Friday confirmed the appointment of R. K. Mathur, a 1977 batch IAS officer as the new the Chief Information Commissioner.
“The New Chief Information Commissioner(CIC) would be R.K. Mathur, who happens to be an IAS officer of 1977 batch and retired as Defence Secretary of India,” Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh told ANI in an exclusive interview here.
“The present government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi had initiated a process of having a selection for the appointment of CIC. Meeting of selection committee was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister and in presence of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and leader of largest Opposition party in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge. Recommendations by them were sent to President for approval,” he added.
The 62-year-old Mathur, a retired IAS officer of Tripura cadre, was made Defence Secretary for a fixed two-year term on May 28, 2013.
Mathur, who did his graduation from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and post graduation from IIT, Delhi, has held various positions in his cadre state and at the Centre.(ANI)