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New CIC Mishra takes oath

Bhubaneswar, Nov 3:  Sunil Kumar Mishra on Thursday took oath as new State Chief Information Commissioner here.

Governor SC Jamir administered the oath to Mishra in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, chief secretary AP Padhi and many other dignitaries at the Raj Bhavan.

A former director general of income tax, Mishra succeeded former chief secretary TK Mishra. The post of CIC was vacant for the last two years.

Last month, a notification regarding the appointment of Mishra was issued by the Information and Public Relations department following approval of Mishra's name by Governor SC Jamir.

Mishra was selected at a meeting presided by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on October 6. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Bikram Arukha and Leader of Opposition Narasingh Mishra, the other two members of the selection committee were also present at the meeting.

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