Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government has received the clearance from the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) for the appointment of an income tax officer as the state`s first chief information commissioner (CIC), an official said on Sunday.
A panel headed by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had recommended GR Sufi`s name for appointment as the CIC on January 27, but Governor NN Vohra had sent back the file saying that the CVC clearance be attached with it.
"Subsequently, the CVC`s clearance was sought and it has been received," an official said.
"The file would be sent back to the Governor," he added.
With Sufi`s appointment that may happen sometime next week, the process to set up the state information commission has begun.