Prof Madabhushi Sridhar, professor of law at NALSAR, will take oath as Central Information Commissioner in New Delhi on Friday.
He has authored 28 books on law and journalism, both in English and Telugu, including four on the Right to Information Act. He has quit his present post to take up the new assignment.
A media law researcher, Sridhar was a resource person for explaining the dynamics of right to information to information commissioners at programmes organised by the National Law School of India, Bengaluru, and the Center for Good Governance. He has addressed many sessions at the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad.
Some of his popular books are: Right to Information, Nirbhaya Act, Legal Language, Law of Expression and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Sridhar received the Best Teacher Award by the state government in September 2013.