Consider the following statements about the Central Information Commission(CIC).
1. The CIC consists of a chairperson and two other members.
2. MPs and MLAs are eligible to become members of the CIC.
3. The chairperson should be an eminent Justice in the opinion of the  President or eligible to be a Supreme Court Judge.
Choose the correct answer from the codes below
  • a)
    1 and 2 only
  • b)
    2 and 3 only
  • c)
    3 only
  • d)
    None of the above
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

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Urgain Dorjay answered 3 weeks ago
√ CIC consists of a Chief Information Commissioner and not more than 10 Information Commissioners appointed by the President on the recommendation of three members committee consisting of PM, leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha and a cabinet minister nominated by PM.
√ MPs and MLAs are not eligible to be a member of CIC.
√ There is no chairperson as such.

Bhargav Regeti answered 3 weeks ago
Under RTI ACT 2005 IT HAS BEEN FORMED ON OCTOBER 12 2005

Warrior Creed answered Apr 01, 2020
CIC - non constitutional body estd by union government in 2005 CIC consists of one chief information commissioner and not more than 10 information commissioners
2they should be persons of eminence in public life with knowledge and experience in law, management, science and technology, journalism, administration and should not be member of parliament or legislature of state or UT .there is no mention of having eligibility at par with a supreme court judge .

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