The Government of India on Thursday approved the name of Former Foreign Service officer Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha as the new Chief Information Commissioner.
Yashvardhan Sinha was already the Information Commissioner and was also the most senior. The post of CIC chairman had been vacant for several months after Bimal Zulka retired.
Uday Mahurkar, a Marathi journalist, has been selected for the post of Information Commissioner.
— Uday Mahurkar (@UdayMahurkar) October 29, 2020
Uday Mahurkar worked as a deputy editor in India Today Group and is considered close to the Sangh Parivar. Uday Mahurkar has also written a book on Prime Minister Modi titled “Merging with a Billion” and “Center Stage: Inside Narendra Modi”