Wajahat to continue as CIC chief

Unable to find his successor, the PM has asked Wajahat Habibullah to continue at the CIC


Danish Raza | February 15, 2010

CIC chief Wajahat Habibullah
CIC chief Wajahat Habibullah

Central Information Commission (CIC) chief Wajahat Habibullah will continue in office till the end of his tenure in September 2010. He had resigned
 in October 2009 to join as chief information commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir.

 “Habibullah met the PM last Friday when he was asked to continue at the CIC as the government was unable to find his
 successor,” officials in the commission told Governance Now.

 The CIC chief is appointed by a selection committee comprising of the prime minister, a cabinet minister and the leader of the opposition. The last meeting to find a successor to Habibullah in December last year remained inconclusive.

 Meanwhile, the RTI activists in J&K are disappointed at the development. “The officials were under pressure because he was about to join the commission in J&K. I don’t think  we will have someone of his caliber now. He knows the pulse of the state,”



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