Short Note on Central Information Commission

By | April 26, 2018



➡ Know all about Central Information Commission
▪The Central Information Commission (CIC) set up under the Right to Information Act is the authorised body, established in 2005, under the Government of India to act upon complaints from those individuals who have not been able to submit information requests to a Central Public Information Officer or State Public Information Officer due to either the officer not have been appointed, or because the respective Central Assistant Public Information Officer or State Assistant Public Information Officer refused to receive the application for information under the RTI Act.

▪ The former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee  inaugurated the 8th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission (CIC) on 2 September 2013.

➡ Central Information Commission / Kendriya Soochna Ayog / केंद्रीय सूचना आयोग
▪ Abbreviation CIC

➡ Agency overview
▪Formed : 2005
▪Annual budget : ₹113 million (US$1.8 million) (2011–12)
▪Legal Personality Governmental : Government agency

➡ Jurisdictional structure
▪Federal agency : India
▪Governing body : Government of India
▪Constituting instrument : Right to Information Act, 2005
▪General nature : Federal law en forcement, Civilian agency
▪Website :

The Commission includes 1 Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and not more than 10 Information Commissioners (IC) who are appointed by the President of India. The first Chief Information Commissioner of India was Mr. Wajahat Habibullah.

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