• search
For Panaji Updates
Allow Notification  

Goa govt issues order to appoint CIC


Panaji, Dec 13: Goa government has finally ordered the appointment of Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and two State Information Commissioners (SICs).

The formal order was issued yesterday by the government after it got consent from Governor Mridula Sinha for the appointments.


Prashant Tendulkar will be the new CIC, while Pratima Vernekar and Juino D'Souza will be the two new SICs, a senior government official said.

The officials will take charge after being sworn-in by the Governor. The state Cabinet had earlier approved the three names and the same were cleared by the Governor.

The names were finalised by a three-member committee comprising Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza and Leader of Opposition Pratapsingh Rane.

The post of CIC has been vacant since January 2015, after the tenure of Leena Mehendale ended, while no SIC has been appointed since September 2012, following the departure of Dr Pradeep Padwal.


For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more