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Supreme Court directs Centre, states to appoint Information Commissioners in CIC, SICs within 3 months

The Supreme Court has directed the Centre and the state to appoint within three months information commissioners in the Central Information Commission and State Information Commissions and said there was a need to evolve guidelines to stop misuse of the Right to Information Act.
A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde took note of the submissions of lawyer Prashant Bhushan that despite the apex court’s February 15 judgment, the Centre and state government have not appointed information commissioners in CIC and SICs. “We direct the Centre and the state to conclude the appointment from today”, the bench which also comprised justice B R Gavai and Surya Kant said. The bench also directed authorities to put up on govt website the names of members of search committee for appointment of Central Information Commission’s information commissioners within two weeks.

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