Q. The chairman and members of the commission are appointed by the President on the recommendation of a committee consisting of?
1.Prime Minister
2.Leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha
3.Union Cabinet Minister nominated by the President
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B
Notes:

Explanation: The Commission consists of a Chief Information Commissioner and not more than ten Information Commissioners.

  • The Commission, when constituted initially, had five commissioners including the Chief Information Commissioner.
  • At present (2019), the Commission has six Information Commissioners apart from the Chief Information Commissioner.
  • They are appointed by the President on the recommendation of a committee consisting of the Prime Minister as Chairperson, the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and a Union Cabinet Minister nominated by the Prime Minister.

Source: Laxmikanth Polity