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Odisha Information Commission - Odisha Information Commission was constituted by Government of Odisha vide I & PR Notification No. 495/2005 dated October 29, 2005. It came into existence on Sunday 20th November 2005 with His Excellency Sri Rameshwar Thakur, Governor of Odisha, administering the oath of office of State Chief Information Commissioner to Sri D.N. Padhi, IAS (Retd.) and office of the State Information Commissioner to Prof. Radhamohan. The Commission had its first official meeting at 10 A.M on Monday 21st November 2005, in its temporary headquarters in the State Guest House, Bhubaneswar. In the meantime, the Commission has shifted to Block B-1, Toshali Bhawan, Satyanagar, Bhubaneswar-751007. Prof.Radhamohan demitted office of the State Information Commissioner on 30.01.2008 (AN) on attaining the age of 65 years. Sri Jagadananda assumed the office of the State Information Commission to perform as such on 07.08.2008. Sri Pramod Kumar Mohanty, IAS (Retd.) also assumed the office of the State Information Commission on 07.05.2010. Sri D. N. Padhi, State Chief Information Commissioner demitted the office on completion of his term on 19/11/2010. Sri Tarun Kanti Mishra, IAS (Retd.) took over as State Chief Information Commissioner on 20th November, 2010. Sri Jagadananda, State Information Commissioner demitted the office on completion of his term on 06.08.2013. Sri T. K. Mishra, State Chief Information Commissioner demitted the office on 04/03/2015. Sri Pramod Kumar Mohanty, State Information Commissioner demitted the office on completion of his term on 27/04/2015. Sri Laxmi Narayan Pattanaik assumed the office of the State Information Commission to perform as such on 16/06/2015. Ms Sashiprava Bindhani also assumed the office of the State Information Commission on 16/06/2015.

As per the Right to Information Act, 2005, the State Information Commission has been vested with powers of receiving Complaints and Second Appeals, for providing relief to the Complainants and Appellants in accordance with the provisions of the RTI Act, 2005 read with the Odisha RTI Rules, 2005 framed by the State Government and the Odisha Information Commission (Appeal Procedure) Rules, 2006.

As OIC  has been constituted under Section 15(1) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (Act 22 of 2005) vide Odisha Gazette Notification dated Oct 11, 2005, the OIC’s mandate is to exercise the powers conferred on, and to perform the functions assigned to it under the Act.

The Odisha Information Commission consists of following officials:
 (a)State Chief Information Commissioner (SCIC)
 (b)State Information Commissioner(s) (SICs)

Section 15(4) of the RTI Act, 2005 stipulates that the general superintendence, direction and management of the affairs of the Odisha Information Commission shall vest in the State Chief Information Commissioner who shall be assisted by the State Information Commissioner(s) and may exercise all such powers and does all such acts and things which may be exercised or done by the Odisha Information Commission autonomously without being subjected to directions by any other authority under the Act.

The Act enjoins upon the State Government to provide the State Chief Information Commissioner and the State Information Commissioner with such officers and employees as may be necessary for the efficient performance of their functions under this Act and the salaries and allowances payable to and the terms and conditions of service of the officers and other employees appointed for the purpose of this Act shall be such as may be prescribed.

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