Sinha takes oath as Chief Data Commissioner


New Delhi, November 7

Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha was appointed the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) on Saturday, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement.

President Ram Nath Kovind administered the oath of office to Sinha at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The post of the chief of transparency watchdog was lying vacant for over two months after Bimal Julka completed his term on August 26. Sinha, a former diplomat, joined as the Information Commissioner on January 1, 2019. Sinha (62) will have a tenure of about three years as the CIC.

Later, Sinha administered the oath of office to journalist Uday Mahurkar, former Labour Secretary Heera Lal Samariya and former Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General Saroj Punhani as Information Commissioners. — PTI



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