As reported by State Bureau, Financial Express, June 24, 2008 at 0033 hrs IST
Bhubaneswar ,Jun 23 The Orissa government Monday appointed eminent social activist and state planning board member Jagadananda as the new Right to Information (RTI) commissioner of the state. The post was lying vacant for the last six months following the end of tenure of the first commissioner, Professor Radha Mohan.
With the appointment of Jagadananda, the two-member RTI commission would now be fully operational. DN Padhi is the chief commissioner.
Jagadananda's appointment was cleared at a meeting chaired by chief minister Naveen Patnaik and attended by leader of the Opposition, JB Patnaik, and panchayati raj minister Raghunath Mohanty. The three are members of the selection committee formed under the provisions of the Orissa RTI Act.
Jagadananda has been associated with CYSD, an Orissa-based non-governmental organisation (NGO).