Deepak Sandhu to be new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC)

6 Sep

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday administered oath of office to Deepak Sandhu who became the first woman Chief Information Commissioner of the Central Information Commission.

 Deepak Sandhu succeed Satyanand Mishra who retires from his job due to age.

More about Deepak Sandhu

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Sandhu has headed commission which declared political parties to be under the ambit of the RTI Act.

A former Indian Information Service officer of 1971 batch, Sandhu has served at many key positions like Principal Director General (Media and Communications) Press Information Bureau, Director General DD News, Director General (News) All India Radio before taking over as Information Commissioner in 2009.

She represented the country at international Film Festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Venice and Tokyo, International Conference on Terrorism and Electronic Mass Media at Glendzhik (Russia) and Cyprus besides Heads of News Meetings at Atlanta, USA and Beijing.

The 64-year old officer is joining office for a relatively smaller tenure of nearly three months in which her biggest challenge would over 30,000 pending cases with the Commission.

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