Appointment of Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission
F. NO. 411612018-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi Dated: 12th December, 2019
Subject: Appointment of Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission.
Under the Right to Information Act 2005, the Government of India has constituted the Central Information Commission, which is located in New Delhi. The powers and functions of the Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission are as per the RTI Act, 2005.
It is proposed to appoint four Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission.
The Act provides that the Information Commissioner-
shall be a person 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.
shall not be a Member of Parliament or Member of the Legislature of any State or Union Territory, as the case may be, or hold any other office of profit or connected with any political party or carrying on any business or pursuing any profession. It is clarified that cessation/termination of holding of office of profit, pursuing any profession or carrying any business is a condition precedent to the appointment of a person as Information Commissioner.
4. Persons who have attained the age of 65 years shall not be eligible for appointment.
5. The salary, allowances and other terms and conditions of service of the Information Commissioners shall be as per Right to Information (Term of Office, Salaries, Allowances and Other Terms and Conditions of Service of Chief Information Commissioner, Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission, State Chief Information Commissioner and State Information Commissioners in the State Information Commission) Rules, 2019.
(i) RTI Act, 2005 and Rules thereunder may be referred to by intending applicants for general familiarization, as could be appropriate.
(ii) Those who had applied for the post of Information Commissioner in response to the earlier advertisement dated 04.01 .2019 are requested to communicate in writing their willingness to be considered for the post of Information Commissioner under the present terms and conditions of service, along with an updated bio-data, if required, so as to reach Under Secretary (IR-II) by post or through e-mail before 5:00 PM on 3 January, 2020.