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Constitution of the Tamil Nadu Information Commission

In pursuance of the sub-section (1) of section 15 of the Right to Information Act, 2005, the Government of Tamil Nadu has constituted the Tamil Nadu Information Commission consisting of State Chief Information Commissioner and two State Information Commissioners vide G.O.(Ms). No.988, Public(Estt I & Legislation) Department, dated 07.10.2005. Under section 15(3) of the Act, the following were appointed as State Chief Information Commissioner and State Information Commissioners in G.O.Ms.No.68, Public(Estt.I & Legislation) Department, dated 12.01.2006 and they were sworn in by His Excellency The Governor of Tamil Nadu on 28.01.2006:-


   Thiru.S.Ramakrishnan, I.A.S., (Retired) - State Chief Information Commissioner.

   Thiru.G. Ramakrishnan, I.A.S., (Retired) - State Information Commissioner.

  Thiru.R.Rathinasamy, I.A.S., (Retired) - State Information Commissioner.


Subsequently, the Government of Tamil Nadu issued orders in G.O.Ms.No.72, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (AR3) Department, dated 10.04.2008 increasing the strength of State Information Commissioners from two to six. Accordingly the following were appointed as State Information Commissioners in the Tamil Nadu Information Commission vide G.O.Ms.No.77, Personnel and Administrative Reforms(AR3) Department dated 17.04.2008:-


  Dr.(Thiru.) R.Perumalsamy

  Thiru.T.Srinivasan

  Dr(Tmt) Sarada Nambi Arooran

In G.O.Ms.No.84, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (AR3) Department, dated 01.05.2008 Thiru.T.R.Ramasamy, I.A.S., (Retired) was appointed as State Information Commissioner in the Tamil Nadu Information Commission. All the above said four State Information Commissioners were sworn in by His Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu on 07.05.2008.

Thiru.R.Rathinasamy, I.A.S., (Retired) State Information Commissioner retired from the Commission on 11.05.2009 on attaining the age of 65 years.

Thiru.S.Ramakrishnan I.A.S.(Retired), State Chief Information Commissioner retired from the Commission on 30.08.2010 on attaining the age of 65 years.

Thiru.K.S.Sripathi I.A.S (Retd) was appointed as State Chief Information Commissioner in G.O.Ms.No.124, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (AR3) Department dated 01.09.2010 and he was sworn in as State Chief Information Commissioner on 01.09.2010 by His Excellency The Governor of Tamil Nadu. He has demitted Office on 27.04.2015 A.N. on completion of term of office.

Thiru.G.Ramakrishnan I.A.S.(Retired), State Information Commissioner retired from the Commission on 09.10.2010 on attaining the age of 65 years.

Thiru.T.R.Ramasamy I.A.S., (Retired), State Information Commissioner passed away on 30.10.2010.

Dr.(Tmt) Sarada Nambi Arooran, State Information Commissioner retired from the Commission on 23.07.2011 on attaining the age of 65 years.

Dr.(Thiru.) R.Perumalsamy, State Information Commissioner retired from the Commission on 03.06.2012 on attaining the age of 65 years.

Dr. V. Saroja, Thiru. Christopher Nelson, I.P.S., (Retd.), Thiru. P. Thamilselvan, Tmt. B. Neelambikai and Thiru. S.F. Akbar were appointed as State Information Commissioners in G.O.(Ms.)No.136, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (AR.3) Department, Dated:31.08.2012 and they were sworn in as State Information Commissioners on 05.09.2012 by his Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu.

Thiru. T. Srinivasan, State Information Commissioner retired from the Commission on 06.05.2013 afternoon on completion of the term of five years.

Dr. V. Saroja, State Information Commissioner retired from the Commission on 11.06.2013 afternoon on attaining the age of 65 years.

Thiru K.Ramanujam, IPS(Retd.) was appointed as State Chief Information Commissioner in G.O.Ms.No.84, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (AR.3) Department, dated: 06.08.2015 and he was sworn in as State Chief Information Commissioner on 09.08.2015 by his Excellency The Governor of Tamil Nadu. He demitted office on 22.11.2017 AN on attending the age of Sixty-five years".

Thiru R.Dakshinamurthy and Thiru G.Murugan were appointed as State Information Commissioners in G.O.Ms.No.85, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (AR.3) Department, Dated: 06.08.2015 and they were sworn in as State Information Commissioners on 09.08.2015 by his Excellency The Governor of Tamil Nadu.

Thiru S.F.Akbar, State Information Commissioner retired from the Commission on 04.11.2015 afternoon on attaining the age of 65 years.

Thiru Christopher Nelson, I.P.S.(Retd.), State Information Commissioner retired from the Commission on 16.03.2016 afternoon on attaining the age of 65 years.

Thiru. P. Thamilselvan, State Information Commissioner demitted office on the AN of 04.09.2017, on completion of five years of tenure.

Thirumathi. B. Neelambikai, State Information Commissioner demitted office on the AN of 04.09.2017, on completion of five years of tenure.

Dr.M.Sheela Priya,IAS(Retd.), was appointed as State Chief Information Commisisoner in G.O.(MS) No.151,Personnel and Administrative Reforms(AR.III)Department, dated 30.11.2017 and she was sworn in as State Chief Information Commisisoner on 08.12.2017 by his Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu.

Thiru S.Selvaraj,Thiru S.T.Tamilkumar, Dr. R. Pratapkumar and Thiru S. Muthuraj were appointed as State Information Commisisoners in G.O.(MS) No.151 Personnel and Administrative Reforms(AR.III) Department,dated 30.11.2017 and they were sworn in as State Information Commisisoners on 08.12.2017 by his Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu.