Maintain transparency in appointment of CIC, ICs: SC to Centre, states

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Centre and states to maintain transparency in appointments of Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners and upload the details of search committees and applicants on website.

            The Centre told the top court that the search committee has shortlisted names for the post of CIC and a final decision will be taken soon.

            A bench of Justices A K Sikri, S Abdul Nazeer and R Subhash Reddy asked the Centre to put on the website details of search committee for CIC and ICs.

            Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand, appearing for the Centre informed the court that total of 65 applications have come for the post CIC and 280 applications have been received for the post of four ICs in the Central Information Commission.

            She said that after these posts are filled up, notification will be issued for inviting applications for remaining posts of ICs. (AGENCIES)