Centre Appoints Ex-IFS Officer YK Sinha As New Chief Central Information Commissioner


first_imgNews UpdatesCentre Appoints Ex-IFS Officer YK Sinha As New Chief Central Information Commissioner LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK29 Oct 2020 8:29 AMShare This – xFormer IFS Officer, x-IFS Officer YK Sinha has been appointed as the next Chief Central Information Commissioner. He was sworn in as an Information Commissioner in the CIC on January 1, 2019. Prior to this, he has served as a High Commissioner of India to the UK and Sri Lanka. He was also the Ambassador of India to Venezuela and a Minister at the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi. The…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginFormer IFS Officer, x-IFS Officer YK Sinha has been appointed as the next Chief Central Information Commissioner. He was sworn in as an Information Commissioner in the CIC on January 1, 2019. Prior to this, he has served as a High Commissioner of India to the UK and Sri Lanka. He was also the Ambassador of India to Venezuela and a Minister at the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi. The office of CIC has remained vacant since August 27, 2020, with retirement of Mr. Bimal Julka. Recently, an application for urgent hearing was filed in the Supreme Court, seeking timely and transparent appointment of Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission under the Right to Information Act, 2005. Also Read: Paralysis In Hearing Of RTI Appeals Without Chiefs & With Increasing Vacancies The new Chief, Mr. Sinha, has also held the following posts: Additional Secretary, (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran), MEA, New Delhi Joint Secretary, (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran), MEA, New Delhi Consul General of India, Dubai Counsellor, Permanent Mission of India to UN, New York Counsellor (Political), High Commission of India, Islamabad Deputy Secretary (Pakistan)/Director (SAARC Summit), MEA, New Delhi First Secretary (Commerce), Embassy of India, Rome Second Secretary/First Secretary (Political & Information), Embassy of India, Riyadh Third Secretary, Embassy of India , Cairo Attache (Non-Aligned Movement Summit and Commonwealth Heads of Govt. Meeting), MEA New DelhiNext Storylast_img