Who removes Information Commissioner?

The Chief Information Commissioner or any Information Commissioner shall be removed from his office only by order of the President on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity if SC inquiry finds him guilty. They can resign by writing to the president.

The President may by order remove from office the Chief Information Commissioner or any Information Commissioner if the Chief Information Commissioner or an Information Commissioner, as the case may be,— 

  • is adjudged an insolvent; or
  • has been convicted of an offence which, in the opinion of the President, involves moral turpitude; or 
  • engages during his term of office in any paid employment outside the duties of his office; or
  • is, in the opinion of the President, unfit to continue in office by reason of infirmity of mind or body; or
  • has acquired such financial or other interest as is likely to affect prejudicially his functions as the Chief Information Commissioner or an Information Commissioner.

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