HYDERABAD: Former Legislature Secretary S Raja Sadaram and senior journalist Buddha Murali have been appointed as Chief Information Commissioner and State Information Commissioner respectively under Right to Information Act, 2005. The three-member committee of the State government including Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Opposition leader K Jana Reddy and Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali cleared the names of the two information commissioners on Friday. Later, the file has been sent to Governor ESL Narasimhan’s approval.
The Governor signed the file.For the first time, Opposition leader K Jana Reddy visited the Chief Minister’s camp office Pragathi Bhavan. After a meeting, the committee finalised the names of Raja Sadaram and Buddha Murali. Though, three names were to be finalised on Friday, Rao reportedly dropped another name for some reasons.
Raja Sadaram has vast experience in Legislative affairs. He worked almost 42 years in the Constitutional body. Buddha Murali was a senior journalist and worked for a vernacular daily for almost 30 years. Though as per the RTI Act, the state can appoint one CICand nine SIC, Rao felt that there was no need for 10 members, as the state was bifurcated.