Ex-Intelligence Bureau Chief Rajiv Mathur Sworn In as New Chief Information Commissioner

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Ex-Intelligence Bureau Chief Rajiv Mathur Sworn In as New Chief Information Commissioner

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with the newly sworn-in Chief Information Commissioner, Rajiv Mathur

New Delhi:  Former Intelligence Bureau chief Rajiv Mathur was sworn-in today as the new chief information commissioner, Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

The oath was administered to Mr Mathur by President Pranab Mukherjee, said a statement.

Rajiv Mathur, a 1972 batch Indian Police Service officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, served in the Intelligence Bureau for nearly three decades, including 15 years in Washington.

He took over the reins of the agency in January 2009, and retired on Dec 31, 2010.

He is a recipient of the Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service and the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service.

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