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Selection of Information Commissioners in Central Information Commission

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  1. Hindustani78

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    Vacancies in CIC

    As per the provisions of the Section 12(2) of the RTI act, 2005, the Central information Commission shall consist of :-

    1. The Chief Information Commissioner and
    2. Such number of Central Information Commissioners not exceeding ten as may be deemed necessary.
    Presently, the Chief Information Commissioner and six Information Commissioners are posted in the Central Information Commission.

    The number of cases pending for disposal has actually been coming down in last three years, as detailed below:-



    As on
    Cases (No.)

    01.04.2015
    37,323

    01.04.2016
    34,982

    01.04.2017
    26,449

    01.01.2018
    24,763


    The selection of Information Commissioners in Central Information Commission is made under Section 12(3) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 after inviting applications through open advertisement and following the due process.

    This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.
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