Heeralal Samariya, the Information Commissioner, was sworn in as the Chief Information Commissioner on November 6, 2023. The oath of office was administered by President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
- Heeralal Samariya had previously served as an Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission.
- The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Minister of State for Personnel Dr. Jitendra Singh.
What is Chief Information Commissioner (CIC)
The Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) is a high-ranking official in the government of India, responsible for overseeing and ensuring the implementation of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005. The CIC is the head of the Central Information Commission, which is an independent body established under the provisions of the RTI Act. The CIC plays a crucial role in upholding transparency, accountability, and citizens’ right to access information from government organizations.
Q.: Who was sworn in as the Chief Information Commissioner on November 6, 2023?
a. Rajiv Gauba
b. Anandi Ramalingam
c. Vinod Kumar Tiwari.
d. Heeralal Samariya
Ans : d. Heeralal Samariya