Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and other as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): Central Information Commission (CIC) was established in 2005.
Reason (R): CIC can have a maximum of 13 members.
Select the correct code:
Correct Answer : c ) A is true but R is false.Explanation :
Central Information Commission (CIC) is the highest appellate body available to applicants’ seeking information under the Right to Information Act.
It was established in 2005 by the Central Government under the Right to Information Act, 2005. It submits an annual report to the Central Government.
It can have a maximum of 11 members. They include one Chief Information Commissioner and a maximum of ten Information Commissioners.
The Chief Information Commissioner and other Information Commissioners are appointed by the President on the recommendation of a committee.
Hence, option (c) is correct.