Satyananda Mishra to be new CIC Chief

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Information Commissioner Satyananda Mishra will be the new chief of the Central Information Commission (CIC).

61-year old Mishra will replace A N Tiwari, the present Chief Information Commissioner, whose term expires on Sunday.

It has been reported that the decision to appoint Mishra, who was former Secretary Department of Personnel and Training, was taken at a meeting of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and Union Law and Justice Minister Dr. M Veerappa Moily.

Mishra, who is a former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of 1973 batch of Madhya Pradesh cadre, is likely to take charge on December 20.

A formal notification in this regard has, however, not been issued. (ANI)

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