Addl chief secretary likely to be CIC

The State government is learnt to have decided to recommend the name of Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister, D N Narasimha Raju, for the post of Chief Information Commissioner (CIC).

Narasimha Raju, who has been serving as Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) to chief minister Siddaramaiah since January 2014, is due to retire in April this year.

The file recommending the name of Raju to the post of CIC will soon be sent to Raj Bhavan for approval by Governor Vajubhai Vala,  sources said.

In addition, the State government has recommended the names of four others for the post of information commissioners. They are: IAS officer M R Kamble, KAS officer Vijaykumar Torgal, retired KAS officer Chandregowda and media personality Suchetana Swaroop, sources said.

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