Thursday, December 28, 2006

4 more to join Punjab info panel

The Punjab Information Commission under the Right to Information Act is all set for expansion in the New Year. According to sources, at least four new members (the maximum number is 6) may be inducted into the commission in the first week of New Year.

Those cleared for appointment, sources reveal, are Lieut-Gen P.K. Grover (retd), Mrs Ravi Singh, Mr PPS Gill and Mr Kuldip Singh.

General Grover, who had been with the Western Command as Army Commander, is the only nominee from amongst ex-servicemen. Mr Kuldip Singh, who retired as Chief Engineer, Punjab Public Works Department. Mr PPS Gill, a former Bureau Chief of The Tribune, becomes the first representative of the media to be taken on the Information Commission.

Sources say the new members will take oath of office on January 2.

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