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Sofi is the first Chief Information Commissioner J&K
1/27/2011 10:48:26 PM

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Jammu, Jan 27: G.R. Sofi has been nominated as the first Information commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir. The Committee to recommend the State Chief Information Commissioner and State Information Commissioners for the State Information Commission under Right to Information Act today met here.
In a consensus decision the Committee chaired by Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah and attended by the Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand and leader of the single largest Opposition party in Legislative Assembly, Mehbooba Mufti recommended the name of G.R. Sufi for the coveted post of State Chief Information Commissioner for Jammu and Kashmir.
A senior officer of Indian Revenue Service, 1977 batch, G.R. Sofi is presently Chief Commissioner, Income Tax, Amritsar Region, which includes Jammu and Kashmir also.
The Committee will meet again before the start of Assembly session to finalize the names of two State Information Commissioners for the State Information Commission.
Talking to Kashmir Images, leader of the opposition in the State Assembly, Mehbooba Mufti disclosed, "Name of Prof Santokh Ram, former chairman of the Board of Professional Entrance Examination also came up for discussion, but hi age went against him".

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