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IB ex-chief is new chief information commissioner


New Delhi, May 22 :

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

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

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 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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