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Title : The Central Information Commission

Date : Dec 09, 2021

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Topic à Statutory & Non-Statutory Bodies


  • The Central Information Commission:


  • The Central Government established the Right to Information Commission in 2005 under the requirements of the Right to Information Act (2005).


  • Members:
  • There is a Chief Information Commissioner and a maximum of ten Information Commissioners on the Commission.
  • They are selected by the President after a committee consisting of the Prime Minister as Chairperson, the leader of the single largest Opposition party in the Lok Sabha, and a Union Cabinet Minister nominated by the Prime Minister makes its recommendation.


  • Tenure:
  • The Chief Information Commissioner and each Information Commissioner must serve for the duration of the Central Government's mandate or until they reach the age of 65, whichever comes first.
  • Reappointment is not an option for them.


  • CIC's Power and Functions:


  • It is the Commission's responsibility to receive and investigate any complaint regarding information requested under RTI, 2005.
  • If there are reasonable grounds, the Commission might order an investigation into any matter (suo-moto power).
  • The Commission has the same authorities as a civil court in terms of summoning witnesses, requesting documents, and so on when conducting its investigation.


  • Source à The Hindu à 08/12/21 à Page Number 3

Tags : RTI, civil court

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