PM to decide on CIC, CVC appointments

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today chair a meeting in order to decide the appointments of chiefs of Central Information Commission (CIC) and Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).

According to reports, the meeting will be held at 7, Race Course Road.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for PMO Jitendra Singh and leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha Mallikarjuna Kharge are expected to attend the crucial meeting.

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Reports also suggest that names of Information Commissioners in CIC and Vigilance Commissioners in CVC will be finalized during today’s meeting.

According to some reports, there are over 37,000 RTI queries pending with the CIC, which has been functioning without a Chief Information Commissioner for nine months now. Delhi high court in April had asked the Centre to expedite the process of appointment of the CIC chief at the earliest.

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On May 11, the central government informed the Delhi HC that the process of appointing the CIC head and other information commissioners was “at an advanced stage.”

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