Five new Information Commissioners are appointed to the Central Information Commission (CIC) on 22 November 2013. Chief Information Commissioner Deepak Sandhu administered the oath of office to them in New Delhi.
The new commissioners are Yashovardhan Azad, Sharat Sabharwal, Manjula Parasher , M A Khan Yusufi and Madabhushanam Sridhar Acharyulu. With this the total number of Information Commissioners including the Chief Information Commissioner has gone up to 10.
1.Yashovardhan Azad, a former IPS Officer, before joining the Office of Information Commissioner in Central Information Commission, was holding the post of Secretary (Security) in Cabinet Secretariat.
2.Sharat Sabharwal a career diplomat, retired as High Commissioner of India in Pakistan before joining the Office of Information Commissioner.
3.Manjula Parasher a former Indian Postal Service Officer had retired as Secretary from the Department of Posts before joining the Office of Information Commissioner.
4.MA Khan Yusufi, a former Indian Legal Service Officer, before joining the Office of Information Commissioner in CIC was holding the post of Chairperson in Airport Appellate Tribunal.
5.Madbhushanam Sridhar Acharyulu was working as Professor at NALSAR, before joining the Office of Information Commissioner in CIC.
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Where: New Delhi
When: 22 November 2013