SIC to get Information Commissioners
Srinagar, July 14: In a bid to give more teeth to the State Information Commission, the State Government has fixed meeting of the selection committee for appointment of two information commissioners on July 18.
“The meeting has been fixed for July 18 and all the panel members have been intimated,” confirmed the Commissioner/Secretary, General Administration Department, Muhammad Sayeed Khan.
He said a formal notification to this effect has already been issued.
As per the Right to Information Act of 2009, the Chief Information Commissioner and the State Information Commissioners shall be appointed by the Governor on the recommendations of a committee to be headed by the Chief Minister and consisting of the Leader of Opposition and a cabinet minister nominated by the Chief Minister as members.
“The Information Commissioners shall be persons of eminence in public life with wide knowledge and experience in law, science and technology, social service, management, journalism, mass media or administration and governance,” the legislation states.
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