Ashutosh Sharma is acting CIC in Rajasthan

Jaipur: The state government has appointed Information Commissioner Ashutosh Sharma as acting Chief Information Commissioner in Rajasthan Information Commission. The state government issued an order on Friday to give Sharma the additional charge of the Chief Information Commissioner. After the approval of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, the Administrative Reforms Department issued orders in this regard. It is noteworthy that the post of Chief Information Commissioner has been vacant for the last eight months, due to which the functioning of the Information Commission was being affected. The hearing of the appeals related to the state capital Jaipur and the district was stopped. Hearing of appeals in Court No.1 is expected to begin with the appointment of Sharma as acting Chief Information Commissioner.