Q. The Central Information Commission is often seen in news was established in?

[A] 2001

[B] 2002

[C] 2004

[D] 2005

Answer: D

Explanation: The Central Information Commission was established by the Central Government in 2005.

  • It was constituted through an Official Gazette Notification under the provisions of the Right to Information Act (2005). Hence, it is not a constitutional body.
  • The Central Information Commission is a high-powered independent body which inter alia looks into the complaints made to it and decides the appeals.
  • It entertains complaints and appeals pertaining to offices, financial institutions, public sector undertakings, etc., under the Central Government and the Union Territories.

Source: Laxmikanth Polity