What is Term of office and conditions of service of State Information Commission? Section 16 of Right to Information Act 2005

Term of office and conditions of service of State Information Commission is defined under Section 16 of Right to Information Act 2005. Provisions under this Section is:

Section 16 of RTI Act 2005 "Term of office and conditions of service"

(1) 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 reappointment:

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

(2) Every State 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 State Information Commissioner:

Provided that every State Information Commissioner shall, on vacating his office under this sub-section, be eligible for appointment as the State Chief Information Commissioner in the manner specified in sub-section (3) of section 15:

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

(3) The State Chief Information Commissioner or a State Information Commissioner, shall before he enters upon his office make and subscribe before the Governor 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 State Chief Information Commissioner or a State Information Commissioner may, at any time, by writing under his hand addressed to the Governor, resign from his office:

Provided that the State Chief Information Commissioner or a State Information Commissioner may be removed in the manner specified under section 17.

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

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

(b) the State Information Commissioner shall be the same as that of the Chief Secretary to the State Government:

Provided that if the State Chief Information Commissioner or a State 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 State Chief Information Commissioner or a State 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 where the State Chief Information Commissioner or a State 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 State Chief Information Commissioner or the State 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 State Chief Information Commissioner and the State Information Commissioners shall not be varied to their disadvantage after their appointment.

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

STATE INFORMATION COMMISSION

What is Constitution of State Information Commission? Section 15 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Term of office and conditions of service of State Information Commission? Section 16 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Removal of State Chief Information Commissioner or State Information Commissioner? Section 17 of Right to Information Act 2005

POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONS, APPEAL AND PENALTIES

What is Powers and functions of Information Commissions? Section 18 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Appeal? Section 19 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Penalties? Section 20 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Protection of action taken in good faith? What is Act to have overriding effect? What is Bar of jurisdiction of courts? Section 21, 22 and 23 of Right to Information Act 2005

RTI Act not to apply in certain organizations. Section 24 of Right to Information Act 2005

Monitoring and reporting. Section 25 of Right to Information Act 2005

Appropriate Government to prepare programmes. Section 26 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Power to make rules by appropriate Government? What is Power to make rules by competent authority. Section 27 and 28 of Right to Information Act 2005

What is Laying of rules? What is Power to remove difficulties? Repeal. Section 29, 30 and 31 of Right to Information Act 2005

 

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