The Central Government has appointed former Social Justice and Empowerment Secretary Sudhir Bhargava as the Information Commissioner.
The 1979 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre will have a tenure of over four years.
Prior to this, Bhargava was working as Special Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and had also served as a Government Director at the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited.
The appointment was approved by President Pranab Mukherjee, a Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said, a week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge recommended his name.
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