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Bimal Julka is new Chief Information Commissioner

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 06, 2020

President Ram Nath Kovind (left) greets Bimal Julka after taking oath as the new CIC in New Delhi on Friday   -  -

Information Commissioner Bimal Julka was appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) on Friday, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique. President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to Julka as the CIC in the Central Information Commission at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, it said.

The transparency watchdog has been functioning without a chief after Sudhir Bhargava retired on January 11. It is working with a reduced strength of six information commissioners, against the sanctioned strength of 11 (including the CIC). There is a vacancy of five more information commissioners at the commission after Julka’s appointment as the CIC.

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Published on March 06, 2020
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