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Saturday, October 23, 2010

RTI Act to be amended to extend CIC's term

The nodal department of personnel and training has recommended to the
Government of India that the path breaking Right to Information Act be
amended to effectively allow a minimum 2 year term for the country's
Chief Information Commissioner.

The amendment will align the posts of Information Commissions to those
of the Election Commission of India. The Election Commissioners enjoy
a term of 6 years in office or till 65 years (extendable by 1 year if
appointed as Chief information Commissioner).

The first beneficiary of this amendment is expected to be the present
Chief Information Commissioner Shri Anugraha Narayan Tiwari who
previously he

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