Right to information for Competitive Exams Part 11

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State Information Commission

The State Information Commission has been brought in for implementation of Right to Information in the states. The Commission is the Chief Information Commissioner and State Information Commissioner (not more than ten) in the Commission. The appointment of the State Chief Information Commissioner and the Commissioner of State Information will be done by the Governor on the recommendation of a committee. The committee will include the following members:

  • Chief Minister, who will be the chairman of the committee.

  • Leader of the opposition in the assembly

  • A Minister of the Cabinet nominated by the Chief Minister.

State Chief Information Commissioner and State Information Commissioner, Member of Parliament or any State or Union Territory Legislature shall not be a member or No one will hold office of profit or will not be related to any political party or will do business or institute. The Headquarters of the State Information Commission will be at the place in the state which the State Government may specify by notification in the gazette and The State Information Commission will be able to establish its office at other places in India with prior approval of the State Government.

Terms and Conditions of Service

The State Chief Information Commissioner and State Information Commissioner shall hold the post of five years or till the age of sixty-five (whichever is earlier). And will not be eligible for reappointment. The State Information Commissioner shall be eligible for appointment as State Chief Information Commissioner But, as the State Chief Information Commissioner of the Commission, the State Commission shall not be more than five years in total. The State Chief Information Commissioner and other information commissioners take the pledge before the Governor or any person authorized by him. The State Chief Information Commissioner and State Information Commissioner may at any time leave the post by writing with his signature related to the Governor. The State Chief Information Commissioner's salary allowances and terms of service will be the same as those of Chief Electoral Commissioner. The non-profit changes will not be made after the appointment of the State Chief Information Commissioner and the salary allowances of the State Information Commissioner and other conditions of service.

Removal of the State Chief Information Commissioner or the State Information Commissioner-

Based on the basis of proven misconduct or inability on the basis of the highest court report by the Governor State Chief Information Commissioner and State Information Commissioner can be removed from the post. Apart from this, in the following circumstances, they can be removed from the post by the Governor -

  • On bankruptcy

  • On conviction for guilt

  • During the term and in the case of salaried employment

  • Being mentally and physically disabled

  • On any contract or agreement made by or on behalf of the Government of India