Established : 2005
Govt Body Type : Statutory body
The Central Information Commission has been constituted in 2005 under the Right to Information Act, 2005. The jurisdiction of the Commission extends over all Central Public Authorities or state Public Authorities. The Commission includes 1 Chief Information Commissioner and not more than 10 Information Commissioners who are appointed by the President of India. The first Chief Information Commissioner of India was Wajahat Habibullah.
The appointment of commissioners in the Central Information Commission is made by a committee comprising the
Term Of Office
Power and Function
The Central Information Commission or State Information Commission, as the case may be, shall, while inquiring into any matter under this section, have the same powers as are vested in a civil court while trying a suit under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908