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LAXMIKANT: CHAPTER 55.1 CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION BY NANDINI MAHARAD
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TOPICS Introduction o Composition Tenure Service Conditions
INTRODUCTIONN The Central Information Commission was established by the Central Government in 2005. It was constituted through an Official Gazette Notification under the provisions of the Right to Information Act (2005) o Hence, it is not a constitutional body
INTRODUCTIONN o The Central Information commission is a high- owered independent body which inter alia Looks nto the complaints made to it and decide the appeals. It entertains complaints and appeals pertaining to offices, financial 'institutions, public sector undertakings, etc., under the Central Governmen and the Unton Territories
COMPOSIT ON o The Commission consists of a Chief information Commissioner and not more than ten Information Commissioners. e They are appointed by the President on the recommendation of d committee consisting of the Prime Minister as Chairperson, the Leader o Opposition in the Lok Sabha and a Union Cabinet Mthister nominated by the Prime Minister.
COMPOSIT ON o They should be persons of eminence in public Life with wide knowledge and experience in Lau, science and technology social service, management journalisnm mass medta or administration and governance. should not be a Member of Parliament or Member of the Legislature of any State or Union Territory They should not hold any other office of profit or connected with any political party or carryina on an business or pursuiv 'anq profession
TENURE AND SERVICE CONDITIONS o The Chief Information Commissioner and an Information Commissioner hold office for a term of s years or until they attain the age ot 65 years, whickever is earlier . They are not eligible for reappointment. The President can remove the Chief Information Commissioner or any Information Commissioner from the office under the following circumstances a) if he is adjudged an insolvent; o if he has been convicted of an offence which (in the opinion of c) it he ehgages during his term ot ottice in any paid employment the President) involves a moral turpitude: or outside the duties of his office;
o (d) if he is (in the opinion of the President) unfit to continue in office due to infirmity of mind or body o (e) if he has acquired such financial or other interest as is Likely to affect prejudicially his official functions. o In addition to these, the President can also remove the Chief Information Commissioner or any Information Commissioner on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity
o However, in these cases, the President has to refer the matter to the Supreme Court for an enquiry. I the Supreme Court, after the enquiry, upholds the cause of removal and adises so, Ehen the President can remove him. o The salary, alowances and other service conditions of the Chief Information Commissioner are similar to those of the Chief Election Commissioner and that of the Information Commissioner are similar to those of an Election Commissioner. But, they cannot be varied to his disadvantage during service.