Former IB chief Rajiv Mathur became new CIC
Former IB chief, Rajiv Mathur took over as the new Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission.
Rajiv Mathur, 64, the former Intelligence Bureau Chief on 22 May 2014 took over as the new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC). His oath to the office was administered by Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
His name was recommended by a three-member selection panel headed by Manmohan Singh, the outgoing Prime Minister of India.
Mathur succeeded Sushma Singh who demitted the post of CIC on 21 May 2014. She was the fifth CIC of the Central Information Commission.
Tenure of Mathur as the Chief Information Commissioner of CIC will end on 23 August 2014, the date when he will attain 65 years of age. He joined CIC as information commissioner in March 2013.
In addition to Mathur, the Central Information Commission at present have seven Information Commissioners against the sanctioned strength of 10. These are
• Vijai Sharma
• Basant Seth
• Yashovardhan Azad
• Sharat Sabharwal
• Manjula Prasher
• M.A. Khan Yusufi
• Prof Madabhushanam Sridhar Acharyulu
About Rajiv Mathur
• Mathur is a retired IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre
• He served Intelligence Bureau for two-year from 31 December 2008 and during the tenure he revamped the intelligence set up and raised the quality of intelligence gathering and sharing procedures
• For meritorious service, he became a recipient of the Indian Police Medal and the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.