Manipur: Senior journalist appointed as State Information Commissioner

Manipur: Senior journalist appointed as State Information Commissioner

Newmai News Network

Imphal | October 22, 2018


Former Bureau Chief of The Times of India (North East), Oinam Sunil has been appointed as State Information Commissioner of Manipur on October 22 along with a retired IPS officer Soibam  Ibocha Singh


Speaking to Newmai News Network over phone, Oinam Sunil expressed his gratitude to the Biren Singh Government and termed the development as a trendsetter for other North Eastern States of India.


Oinam Sunil had worked as the Bureau Chief (North East) in The Times of India newspaper for 15 years. Prior to joining The Times of India, Oinam Sunil was the Imphal Correspondent of The Telegraph newspaper.


Sunil said the remaining six North Eastern States should follow suit. He also said 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. Sunil also said 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.


Soibam Ibocha Singh, IPS (Rtd) and Oinam Sunil Singh were sworn in as State Information Commissioners of Manipur at Raj Bhavan, Imphal. Governor Najma Heptulla administered oath of office to the two State Information Commissioners, the DIPR report informed.


The Commission consist of three members and Th Ibobi Singh is the Chief Information Commissioner of the Manipur Information Commission.