Govt set to name CIC, two ICs, despite Opp dissent note -Manoj CG and Shyamlal Yadav

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published Published on Oct 30, 2020   modified Modified on Oct 30, 2020

-The Indian Express

The Government is also learnt to have finalized the name of Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General Saroj Punhani for the post of Information Commissioner.

New Delhi: The Government is set to appoint former Indian Foreign Service officer and Information Commissioner Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha as the new Chief Information Commissioner and journalist Uday Mahurkar as an Information Commissioner despite strong objections from Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the Opposition member in the high-powered selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Government is also learnt to have finalized the name of Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General Saroj Punhani for the post of Information Commissioner.

Officials of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) have informed Sinha about his appointment. When contacted, Sinha confirmed this to The Indian Express.

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The Indian Express, 30 October, 2020, https://indianexpress.com/article/india/cic-ic-yashvardhan-kumar-sinha-uday-mahurkar-6909330/


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