Journalist and cop sworn in as state commissioner

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, October 22, 2018: Journalist Oinam Sunil Singh and retired IGP Dr. Soibam  Ibocha Singh, were today sworn in as information commissioners of Manipur  at Raj Bhavan, Imphal . Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla administered oath of office to the two state information commissioners.

Speaking to media persons after the swearing-in-ceremony, Oinam Sunil praising the state government stated that it is a proud moment for the journalist fraternity not only in Manipur but the entire North East for appointing a journalist as the state information commissioner. With his appointment the state has achieved the distinction of appointing a journalist as state information commissioner for the first time, he added.

He added that he is hopeful that with the appointment, in due course of time every government in other North East States will also appoint qualified journalist as state information commissioner. The commission consists of three members including chief information commissioner and two state information commissioners.

Oinam Sunil began his career in Journalism in 1988-89 and at the time of his appointment to the coveted post he was working as the senior assistant editor (North East) with The Times of India.

Dr. Soibam Ibocha Singh said as the information commissioner of the state, he will work whole heartedly and provide information sought by the people regarding their grievances. He also said he will try to forge better relationship with the all the community members. Notably, Dr S Ibocha Singh, IPS retired from service as IGP (administration).

Th. Ibobi Singh is the chief information commissioner of the Manipur Information Commission.

The swearing-in-ceremony was attended by chief minister N. Biren Singh, deputy chief minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh, CAF & PD minister Karam Shyam, Speaker Y. Khemchand, MLA N. Indrajit and others.  Top ranking civil and police officials, family members of the newly sworn-in state information commissioners also attended among others.

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