President’s Office has opened the opportunity to apply for the post of Information Commissioner.
The current Information Commissioner’s term will end on July 22.
Interested parties will be able to apply until 2pm on July 18, and forms are available both at the President’s Office and its official website.
Those applying for the Information Commissioner must meet the following requirements, as per Article 45 of the Right to Information Act;
(a)Must have attained the age of 35 years;
(b)Must not be convicted of an offence punishable under Islamic Shari’ah or guilty of offence of fraud or bribery as per Shari’ah;
(c)Must not be a person appointed to hold a political position under the Constitution of any law of the Republic of Maldives;
(d)Must not be a member of a political party nor engaged in the activities of a political party;
(e)Must have a first degree, and possess at least 7 (seven) years of work experience.
(f)Must not be employed in any other employment other than the post saved as Information Commissioner.
The president is required to submit at least three names to the People’s Majlis, among the people who answers the public announcement.