Tuesday, November 17, 2009

RTI activist Shekhar Singh being considered for CIC post

Prominent Right to Information (RTI) activist Shekhar Singh is among the persons being considered for the post of chief information commissioner (CIC), government sources said here. “Shekhar Singh is one of the prominent RTI activists and his name is among the top two names being considered for the post,” a senior government official told IANS.

Sources said the other person being considered is a senior bureaucrat from Madhya Pradesh and the decision to select the CIC is expected to be taken by the end of this week. The present CIC Wajahat Habibullah quit the post last month to head the
information commission of Jammu and Kashmir on Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s request.

Singh is founder member of the National Campaign For People’s Right To Information (NCPRI), India, a movement working towards making government and society more transparent and accountable.
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There can be nothing better than having Information Commissioner as the CIC. He has been at the core of the RTI ever since Act was formulated. Being IC has added another feather to his cap. Wish him best of luck. dr.pkaditya.  
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