Hiralal Samaria news: President Draupadi Murmu administered the oath to Hiralal Samaria as the head of the Central Information Commission (CIC) at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday. Hiralal is a resident of Samaria, Rajasthan. He has become the first Dalit Chief Information Commissioner of the country. Before this, he had also worked as Secretary in the Ministry of Labor and Employment. Hiralal Samaria was currently serving as Information Commissioner. Now he has been made the Chief Information Commissioner. After the appointment of Samaria as Chief Information Commissioner, eight posts of Information Commissioner are vacant. At present there are two Information Commissioners in the Commission. The Central Information Commission, the highest appellate authority for RTI matters, may have a Chief Information Commissioner and a maximum of 10 Information Commissioners.
Hiralal Samaria is a 1985 batch IAS officer.
Let us inform that after the tenure of YK Sinha ended on October 3, the top post of the transparency panel had become vacant. Hiralal Samaria was born in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan. He is a 1985 batch IAS officer. President Murmu administered the oath to Hiralal Samaria in a program organized at Rashtrapati Bhavan today at 10 o’clock.
The Supreme Court, while directing the Central and State Governments on October 30 to take steps to fill the vacant posts in the Central Information Commission (CIC) and State Information Commissions (SIC), had said that failing this, the Right to Information Act would be ineffective. ‘ Will be done.
Functions and powers of CIC
Let us tell you that under the Right to Information Act, 2005, the Central Information Commission has the right to interrogate the person concerned in case of complaints received on any subject. The Commission can take suo-moto power and order investigation in any case if there are proper grounds. The Commission has the powers of a civil court in sending summons for questioning, requiring documents etc.
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