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Punjab Information Commission Gets New Commissioner In Suresh Arora

[Chd,Pb]Punjab Information Commission Gets New Commissioner In Suresh Arora
Former Punjab director general of police Suresh Arora has been appointed as the state chief information commissioner on Monday
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh gave his nod for the appointment of the former DGP as the CIC,
The state government also appointed a senior journalist Asit Jolly as the information commissioner
Arora, a 1982-batch IPS officer, had superannuated in February as the state police chief after 33 years of service in different capacities.
An alumnus of the University of London, Arora had served as the senior superintendent of police of Patiala, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur and Chandigarh between April 1987 and August 1994.
He was also posted as the DIG, chief minister’s security, from September 1998 till July 1998, before being appointed as the IGP-cum-director, Vigilance Bureau, in 2001.
Arora became the DGP in October 2015. It was during his tenure that the Punjab police department was shortlisted as the “best government department to implement RTI” by the state Information Commission.
Arora also has the distinction of passing the ‘Online Certificate Course’ on the RTI Act, administered by the Centre for Good Governance, Hyderabad, with an ‘A’ grade.

Ludhiana Nagar Nigam Penalized For Delaying Information Under RTI

[Chandigarh,Ludhiana] Ludhiana Nagar Nigam Penalized For Delaying Information Under RTI
The State Information Commission during the hearing of a case has held ATP-cum-PIO, O/o Nagar Nigam, Zone-A, Ludhiana guilty of not providing the information under RTI Act in specified time period.
The commission has awarded a sum of Rs.1000 by way of compensation to the appellant and directed the respondent to supply the complete information to the appellant before the next date of the hearing.
The award of compensation to the appellant was pronounced by the full bench of the State Information Commission comprising
.S.S.Channy Chief Information Commissioner and
Yashvir Mahajan, A.S. Chanduraian, R.S.Nagi, . Chander Parkash (all State Information Commissioners) during the hearing of an appeal in the case of . Ravinder Gosai, Kailash Nagar, Basti Jodhewal, Ludhiana (appellant) Vs Public Information Officer, O/o Nagar Nigam, Ludhiana.
During the hearing of the appeal Ravinder Gosai appellant was present but no one form the respondent turned up.
After close scrutiny of the papers put on record, the full bench of the SIC has found that the respondent office failed to provide the information even after the lapse of more than seven months.
Taking strong view against the respondent for non compliance of RTI Act,The Commission Directed Ankit Midha ATP-cum-PIO, O/o Nagar Nigam, Zone-A, Ludhiana to supply the information to the appellant before the next date of the hearing failing which action under section 20(1) of the RTI, Act will be initiated.

Punjab Cricket Association Declared “Public Authority”

[Chandigarh,Punjab] Punjab Cricket Association Declared “Public Authority”
The State Information Commission has held that Punjab Cricket Association would be considered as Public Authority
It was disclosed by . S.S. Channy, Chief Information Commissioner, Punjab in a press communiqué released . He said that the Punjab State Information Commission in a complaint case No.1969 of 2007 titled Sh. Anil Kashyap, President Cricketers Welfare Association Vs PIO: O/o President, Punjab Cricket Association had held the Punjab Cricket Association to be a Public Authority within the definition of Section 2(h) of the RTI Act vide order dated 19.08.2008.
He said that this order was challenged by the Association in a writ petition. The writ petition was dismissed by a learned Single Judge of Punjab & Haryana High Court vide judgment dated 09.05.2011. Thereafter the PCA filed a LPA bearing No.1174 of 2011. The LPA was decided by Punjab & Haryana High Court on 12.12.2013 wherein it set aside the orders of the State Information Commission and the learned Single Judge of the High Court. The matter was remanded back to the SIC for fresh decision.
He said that now the full bench of the State Information Commission comprising S.S.Channy Chief Information Commissioner and . Yashvir Mahajan, . A.S. Chanduraian, . R.S.Nagi, . Chander Parkash (all State Information Commissioners), after going through all the relevant papers put on record has unanimously held that PCA would have struggled had it not been in possession of the land in Mohali, which has been leased on a nominal amount coupled with a substantial grant of the government to convert it into a Cricket Stadium.
. Channy said that the commission also took note of the statement of Mr. I.S. Bindra the then President of PCA made before the CBI as submitted by the appellant which reads as “Punjab Cricket Association is not a private organization. It is a public body solely responsible for promotion, development and administration of the game of cricket, within the State of Punjab”
In its decision the State Information Commission has held that the PCA squarely fits into the parameters set forth in the judgment

{3}Information Commissioners Administered Oath For C I C Office

[New Delhi] {3} Information Commissioners Administered Oath For Central Information Commission Office
[1]Bimal Julka,
[2] Divya Prakash Sinha and
[3]Amitava Bhattacharyya
were administered the oath of office of the Information Commissioners, Central Information Commission (CIC) by the Chief Information Commissioner, Shri Radha Krishna Mathur.
With This total number of Information Commissioners including the Chief Information Commissioner has gone upto 11 in the Central Information Commission.
Shri Bimal Julka, a former IAS officer, before joining the office of Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission, was holding the post of Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in Government of India. His area of eminence includes Administration and Governance.
Shri Divya Prakash Sinha, a former IPS officer, before joining the office of Information Commissioner in Central Information Commission, was holding the charge of Secretary (Security) in the Government of India. His area of eminence includes experience in security.
Shri Amitava Bhattacharyya, a former IAS officer, before joining the office of Information Commissioner in Central Information Commission, was holding the charge of Chairman, Staff Selection Commission. His area of eminence includes Administration and Governanc

Rajiv Mathur Is New Chief Information Commissioner

[New Delhi] Rajiv Mathur Is Now Chief Information Commissioner .President administered oath of office to Sh Mathur
President,Of India Pranab Mukherjee administered the oath to Shri Rajiv Mathur as Chief Information Commissioner, at a swearing-in ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi
At a ceremony held today (May 22, 2014) at 1130 hrs at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Shri Rajiv Mathur was administered the Oath of Office of Chief Information Commissioner by the President
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The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee administering the oath to Shri Rajiv Mathur as Chief Information Commissioner, at a swearing-in ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on May 22, 2014.
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Smt Sushma Singh Is Now Chief Information Commissioner

Smt Sushma Singh Is Now New Fifth Chief Information Commissioner [CIC]
The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee administered the oath of office of the Chief Information Commissioner to Smt. Sushma Singh at the Rashtrapati Bhawan today. She is the fifth Chief Information Commissioner of the Central Information Commission (CIC)
Smt. Sushma Singh joined the CIC as Information Commissioner on September 23, 2009.
Prior to joining CIC, Smt. Sushma Singh served as Secretary to the Govt. of India in the Ministries of Information & Broadcasting, Panchyati Raj and the Development of the North East Region (DONER).
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The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee administering the oath to Smt. Sushma Singh as Chief Information Commissioner, at a swearing-in ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on December 19, 2013.