Monday, 4 January 2016

RK Mathur takes oath as new CIC

President Pranab Mukherjee administers oath to the new CIC R.K. Mathur at a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on Monday.

Former defence secretary R.K. Mathur was on Monday sworn in as the eighth Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) by President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi.
As the CIC, Mr. Mathur will have tenure of about three years, till he attains the age of 65 years.
The Central Information Commission has been headless twice since the BJP government came to power in 2014. Earlier, it was without a chief for nearly 10 months after the completion of the tenure of the then-CIC, Rajiv Mathur, in August, 2014.
It again fell vacant a month back following the retirement of Vijai Sharma.