Who: Radha Krishna Mathur
What: Took oath as CIC of India
When: 4 January 2016
Former Defence Secretary Radha Krishna Mathur was on 4 January 2016 sworn in as the eight Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of India by President Pranab Mukherjee.
Mathur succeeded Vijai Sharma, who completed his tenure on 1 December 2015.
As the CIC, the former Defence Secretary will have tenure of about three years, until he attains the age of 65 years.
About Radha Krishna Mathur
• Mathur is a retired IAS officer of Tripura cadre.
• He was made Defence Secretary for a fixed two-year term on 28 May 2013.
• He did his graduation from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and post graduation from IIT, Delhi.
• He had been Secretary in Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and in Defence Production and Supplies.