Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Thursday
appointed Vilas Bhagwat Patil as the new Chief Information
Commissioner (CIC) of the state.
Patil, who was Information Commissioner in Nagpur
earlier, was sworn in as the state CIC by Governor K
Sankaranarayanan at Raj Bhavan here.
Patil`s appointment will be for a term of five years
or until he attains the age of 65 years, whichever is
earlier, a Raj Bhavan statement issued here said.
Prior to this, Patil has also served as Secretary,
Maharashtra State Legislature.
Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, Leader of the Opposition
in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Eknath Khadse, Lokayukta
Justice (Retd.) P B Gaikwad, Information Commissioners among
others were present at the swearing-in ceremony.