New Delhi: Information Commissioner Bimal Julka has been appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) on Friday.
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.
#PresidentKovind administers oath of office to #BimalJulka as Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission at Rashtrapati Bhavan today.@rashtrapatibhvn pic.twitter.com/c28KahnPRK
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The transparency watchdog has been functioning without a chief after Sudhir Bhargava retired on January 11 and is at 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.