Retired IPS officer Koijam Radhashyam Singh was on Saturday sworn in as Manipur Chief Information Commissioner by state Governor Anusuiya Uikey.
She administered the oath of office to Radhashyam Singh in the swearing in ceremony held at the Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan in Imphal.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh, Speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly Th Satyabrata Singh, cabinet ministers Govindas Konthoujam, Sapam Ranjan Singh, L Sushindro Meitei, MLAs Sapam Kunjakeshor Singh and Th Shanti Singh attended the swearing in.
Chairperson of Manipur Lokayukta Justice (Retd) T Nandakumar Singh, Judges of Manipur High Court, Security Advisor Kuldiep Singh, Chief Secretary, DGP and other top ranking civil and police officers were also present at the ceremony.
After the swearing in ceremony, talking to the media, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said, the State Chief Information Commissioner is being appointed to promote transparency and to understand the grievances of the people.
The government shall fill up the required staffs of the Manipur Information Commission. Post creation process is in progress and shortly will mend the shortage, the Chief Minister added.
Newly sworn-in Chief Information Commissioner Koijam Radhashyam Singh said, his priorities would be to share information which is required by the citizens and at the same time he will not compromise administration efficiency.
He said, citizens should be well informed so that they can understand the decision making process without affecting any developmental activities. He assured that he will discharge his duties in the larger interest of the public.