What is Term of office and conditions of service (CIC)? Section 13 of Right to Information Act 2005

Term of office and conditions of service (CIC) is defined under Section 13 of Right to Information Act 2005. Provisions under this Section is:

Section 13 of RTI Act 2005 " Term of office and conditions of service"

(1) The 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 reappointment:

Provided that no Chief Information Commissioner shall hold office as such after he has attained the age of sixty-five years.

(2) Every Information Commissioner shall hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office or till he attains the age of sixty-five years, whichever is earlier, and shall not be eligible for reappointment as such Information Commissioner:

Provided that every Information Commissioner shall, on vacating his office under this sub-section be eligible for appointment as the Chief Information Commissioner in the manner specified in sub-section (3) of section 12:

Provided further that where the Information Commissioner is appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner, his term of office shall not be more than five years in aggregate as the Information Commissioner and the Chief Information Commissioner.

(3) The Chief Information Commissioner or an Information Commissioner shall before he enters upon his office make and subscribe before the President or some other person appointed by him in that behalf, an oath or affirmation according to the form set out for the purpose in the First Schedule.

(4) The Chief Information Commissioner or an Information Commissioner may, at any time, by writing under his hand addressed to the President, resign from his office:
Provided that the Chief Information Commissioner or an Information Commissioner may be removed in the manner specified under section 14.

(5) The salaries and allowances payable to and other terms and conditions of service of -

(a) the Chief Information Commissioner shall be the same as that of the Chief Election Commissioner;

(b) an Information Commissioner shall be the same as that of an Election Commissioner:

Provided that if the Chief Information Commissioner or an Information Commissioner, at the time of his appointment is, in receipt of a pension, other than a disability or wound pension, in respect of any previous service under the Government of India or under the Government of a State, his salary in respect of the service as the Chief Information Commissioner or an Information Commissioner shall be reduced by the amount of that pension including any portion of pension which was commuted and pension equivalent of other forms of retirement benefits excluding pension equivalent of retirement gratuity:

Provided further that if the Chief Information Commissioner or an Information Commissioner if, at the time of his appointment is, in receipt of retirement benefits in respect of any previous service rendered in a Corporation established by or under any Central Act or State Act or a Government company owned or controlled by the Central Government or the State Government, his salary in respect of the service as the Chief Information Commissioner or an Information Commissioner shall be reduced by the amount of pension equivalent to the retirement benefits:

Provided also that the salaries, allowances and other conditions of service of the Chief Information Commissioner and the Information Commissioners shall not be varied to their disadvantage after their appointment.

(6) The Central Government shall provide the Chief Information Commissioner and the Information Commissioners 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.

RIGHT TO INFORMATION AND OBLIGATIONS OF PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

What are the Definitions in RTI Act 2005? Section 2 of Right to Information Act 2005

What are the Obligations of public authorities? Section 4 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Designation of Public Information Officers? Section 5 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Request for obtaining information? Section 6 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Disposal of request? Section 7 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Exemption from disclosure of information? Section 8 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Grounds for rejection to access in certain cases? What is Severability? Section 9 and 10 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Third party information? Section 11 of Right to Information Act 2005

THE CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION

What is  Constitution of Central Information Commission (CIC)? Section 12 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Term of office and conditions of service (CIC)? Section 13 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Removal of Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) or Information Commissioner (IC)? Section 14 of Right to Information Act 2005

 

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