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Odisha: New Commissioners of RTI Selected

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BHUBANESWAR: Former district judge Laxmi Narayan Patnaik and social activist Sashi Prabha Bindhani have been selected to be next Information Commissioners (IC).



The selection of the Information Commissioners was, however, not unanimous as Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Narasingh Mishra gave dissent note. The selection of the two Information Commissioners was finalised with a 2-1 majority. The selected names have been forwarded to Governor SC Jamir for his approval following which formal appointments will be made.



Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik presided over the meeting. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh was the other member of the committee who attended the meeting.



Read at: New Commissioners of RTI Selected - The New Indian Express

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BHUBANESWAR: The controversy over appointment of information commissioners further deepened on Monday.


RTI campaigners and civil society members marched to the governor's house in protest against lack of transparency in recent selection of former district judge Laxmi Narayan Patnaik and social campaigner Sashi Prabha Bindhani to the posts.Read more at;


Controversy over appointment of information commissioners deepens - The Times of India

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