New Delhi: Former Information Commissioner M M Ansari who was also Centre`s interlocutor on Jammu and Kashmir has been appointed as a member of University Grants Commission for a period of three years.
An eminent Economist, Ansari was one of the first Information Commissioners to be appointed at Central Information Commission in October, 2005.
After serving for a period for five years at the transparency panel, he was appointed as one of the three interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir by the Home Ministry.
"The Central Government appoints Prof M M Ansari, Economist, former CIC and interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir, Government of India, as a member of the University Grants Commission with immediate effect, for a term of three years or till further order, whichever is earlier," the order said.
60-year old Ansari has served several institutions in senior positions and provided research and consultancy service to national and international organisations, the government had said in a statement on his appointment as interlocutor.