Radha Krishna Mathur took oath as Chief Information Commissioner of India

Mathur succeeded Vijai Sharma, who completed his tenure on 1 December 2015.

Created On: Jan 5, 2016 08:16 ISTModified On: Jan 5, 2016 08:48 IST

Former Defence Secretary Radha Krishna Mathur was on 4 January 2016 sworn in as the eight Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of India by President Pranab Mukherjee.

Mathur succeeded Vijai Sharma, who completed his tenure on 1 December 2015.

As the CIC, the former Defence Secretary will have tenure of about three years, until he attains the age of 65 years.

About Radha Krishna Mathur

Mathur is a retired IAS officer of Tripura cadre.

He was made Defence Secretary for a fixed two-year term on 28 May 2013.

He did his graduation from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and post graduation from IIT, Delhi.

He had been Secretary in Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and in Defence Production and Supplies.

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