How is the State Information Commission constituted?
The State Information Commission is constituted by the State Government through a Gazette Notification. It will have one State Chief Information Commissioner and not more than ten State Information Commissioners to be appointed by the Governor. Oath of office will be administered by the Governor according to the form set out in the First Schedule to the Right to Information Act, 2005.
The headquarters of the State Information Commission is at Shillong.
The Commission will exercise its powers and functions without being subjected to any other authority.
Process of appointment of State Chief Information Commissioner and State Information Commissioners:
The State Chief Information Commissioner and the State Information Commissioners shall be appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of the Committee consisting - of
The Chief Minister who shall be the Chairperson of the Committee.
The Leader of the Opposition in Legislative Assembly.
A Cabinet Minister to be nominated by the Chief Minister.
The State Chief Information Commissioner shall be a person of eminence in public life with wide knowledge and experience in law, science and technology, social service, management, journalism, mass media or administration and governance.
Terms of office and condition of service
The State Chief Information Commissioner shall hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office and shall not be eligible for re-appointment, provided with no State Chief Information Commissioner shall hold office as such after the has attained the age of sixty-five years.
The State Information Commissioners shall hold office for a term of five years or till he attained the age of sixty-five years whichever is earlier and shall not eligible for re-appointment as such State Information Commissioner.
However, State Information Commissioners shall on vacating his office be eligible for appointment as State Chief Information Commissioner but his term of office shall not be more than five years in aggregate as State Information Commissioner and the State Chief Information Commissioner.
Salary and allowances payable and other terms and conditions of service of: -
The State Chief Information Commissioner shall be the same as that of an Election Commissioner.
The State Information Commissioner shall be the same as that of the Chief Secretary of the State.