Published on: July 1, 2021


CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION What is in news : Supreme court has enquired about details of vacancies in CIC

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  • Established under the Right to Information Act (2005)
  • Members : Chief Information Commissioner and not more than ten Information Commissioners.
  • Who appoints : President on the recommendation of a high level committee the
  • Who are the members of the committee : Prime Minister as Chairperson, the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and a Union Cabinet Minister nominated by the Prime Minister.
  • Tenure : As prescribed by the Central Government or until they attain the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. They are not eligible for reappointment.
  • Jurisdiction: Extends over all Central Public Authorities
  • Power and Functions :
    • To receive and inquire into a complaint from any person regarding information requested under RTI, 2005.
    • Can order an inquiry into any matter if there are reasonable grounds (suo-moto power).
    • While inquiring, the Commission has the powers of a civil court in respect of summoning, requiring documents etc