New Delhi, Jan 1: President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday administered the oath of office to Sudhir Bhargava as Chief Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission, at a ceremony held today at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, said a press communique.

A former Secretary in the Ministry of Social Justice, Mr Bhargava had been a Commissioner since 2015.

He will take over as the ninth chief of the CIC.

The CIC is the highest appellate body under the Right to Information Act.

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