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RK Mathur is new CIC

Former Defence Secretary RK Mathur has been appointed as Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), breaking away from the convention of appointing the head from among the serving Information Commissioners. The post had fallen vacant after Vijai Sharma completed his tenure on December 1. “RK Mathur has been selected as Chief Information Commissioner,” said Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh. He will have tenure of about three years, till he attains the age of 65 years. The 62-year-old Mathur, a retired IAS officer of Tripura cadre, was made Defence Secretary for a fixed two-year term on May 28, 2013. 
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