In response to an application filed by Activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal under Right to Information (RTI) Act, the Department of Personnel and Training has stated that no retired SC/HC Judges were selected as Information Commissioners so far. The reply also stated that Five retired High Court Judges were applied for the post and one of them was shortlisted.
Mr Agrawal had filed the RTI application seeking complete information together with related file-notings/correspondence/documents on under-mentioned aspects also relating to enclosed minutes of meetings for selection of Commissioners/Chief Commissioners at Central Information Commission.
In reply the department has stated that, the following judges were applied for the post:
It is also clarified that, no other judge except Shri Ravi R. Tripathi has ever been shortlisted for the post of Chief IC/IC in the CIC.
Read the RTI reply here.