R.K. Mathur

R.K. Mathur

Question: Recently who has been appointed as Chief Information Commissioner (CIC)?

(a) R.K. Mathur
(b) Vijay Sharma
(c) Vivek Mathur
(d) Pradeep Thakur

Ans (a)

Related facts:

  • On 18 December 2015,  K. Mathur has been appointed as Chief Information Commissioner (CIC).
  • Conventionally, the senior-most Information Commissioner is chosen as CIC. However, Mr Mathur appointment was made away from the convention of appointing senior-most serving Information Commissioner as CIC.
  • He succeeded Vijai Sharma, who completed his tenure on 1 December 2015.
  • He will have tenure of about three years (2017) till he attain the age of 65.
  • He was made Defence Secretary for a fixed two-year term on 28 May 2013.
  • The Chief Information Commissioner is appointed by the President of India on the recommendation of a selection committee comprising of Prime Minister.
  • The selection committee included Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Chairman), Leader of the Largest Opposition Party in Lok Sabha, Mallikaarjun Kharge and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Reference:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/rk-mathur-appointed-as-cic/article8004907.ece

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Former-defence-secretary-RK-Mathur-appointed-new-CIC/articleshow/50240558.cms

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