The State Information Commissioner Buddha Murali has been given the full additional charge as Telangana State Chief Information Commissioner following the retirement of outgoing CIC Dr Raja Sadaram Soma.
A GO to this effect has been issued by the Chief Secretary vide orders No.1242 which has stated that the orders will come into force with immediate effect and will be in vogue until further orders.
Earlier in the day, the CS visited the RTI office at Mozamjahi market and wished Dr Raja Sadaram Soma of a happy retired life. He also interacted with the Commissioners about the pendency of cases etc. The CIC whose tenure had ended today interacted with the CS along with Commissioners including Buddha Murali, Katta Shekhar Reddy, G Shankar Naik, M Narayan Reddy, Syed Khaleelullah and Mohd Ameer Hussain.
They informed the CS that over 9,058 appeals and 4,750 complaints have been disposed of out of 15,350 appeals and 9,410 complaints respectively during the outgoing CIC regime. The Chief Secretary appreciated the achievements of the Commission members and assured all and help and support from the government side.