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Introduction

Name of the Office- Jharkhand State Information Commission
Address- Engineers Hostel No.-2, Near Dhurwa Gol Chakkar, H.E.C.Campus, Dhurwa, Ranchi-834004, Jharkhand

Functions: Jharkhand State Information Commission has been constituted under Section 15(1) of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (Act 22 of 2005) vide Government Notification No: - 3825 Dated: 24/07/2006. The State Commission's mandate is to exercise the powers conferred on, and to perform the functions assigned to it under the Act.

The Jharkhand State Information Commission consists of-
State Chief Information Commissioner (SCIC), Mr. Aditya Swarup (Retd. IAS) (w.e.f. 24/04/2015) Section 15(4) of the RTI Act, 2005 stipulates that the general superintendence, direction and management of the affairs of the Jharkhand State 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 Jharkhand State 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. The posts so far created by the State Government and filled in are as follows.