Satyananda Mishra to be new CIC

Information Commissioner Satyananda Mishra will be the new chief of the Central Information Commission.

Updated: Dec 14, 2010, 16:32 PM IST

New Delhi: Information Commissioner Satyananda Mishra will be the new chief of the Central Information Commission, replacing CIC A N Tiwari.

Mishra, a former IAS officer of 1973 batch, Madhya Pradesh cadre, is likely to take charge as Chief Information Commissioner on December 20, official sources said.

Tiwari`s term as CIC expires on December 19.
The decision to appoint 61-year old Mishra who was former Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training, was taken at a meeting of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj and Law Minister Veerappa Moily.

"There is no official communication. I have come to know about the development through media," Mishra said.
He refused to comment any further on his future responsibility saying he can only make a statement after a notification is issued in this regard.

Tiwari was appointed as Chief Information Commissioner on September 29 after Wajahat Habibullah`s five-year term as head of the transparency panel ended.

PTI