Government appoints four new Information Commissioners in CIC

The Government has appointed four new Information Commissioners in  the Central Information Commission (CIC), who assumed office here on Tuesday.
The new Information Commissioners are Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, former Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer; Vanaja N. Sarna, former Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer; Neeraj Kumar, former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and former Law Secretary Suresh  Chandra.
All four were administered the oath of office here yesterday by Mr. Sudhir Bhargava,  who had taken over as the new Chief Information Commissioner earlier in the day.
With their induction, the total number of Information Commissioners in  the CIC, including the Chief Information Commissioner, has gone up to seven.
Mr. Sinha, who belonged to the 1981 batch of the IFS, had served as the High Commissioner of India in the United Kingdom, besides other assignments.
Ms. Sarna, who belonged to the 1980 batch of the IRS (Customs and Excise), had served as the Chairperson of the Central Board of Excise and Customs.
Mr. Gupta is from the 1982 batch of the IAS and had served as Secretary, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management.
Mr. Chandra is a former Indian Legal Service officer.
The CIC had been functioning with just three Information Commissioners after the recent retirement of Chief Information Commissioner R K Mathur and three Information Commissioners.

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