GUWAHATI, June 2 - The Assam government today appointed Samudra Gupta Kashyap as the State Information Commissioner (SIC), a first time the coveted post going to a journalist.
A well-known name in Assam�s journalism, Kashyap has also been working as a State resource person for the RTI Act. He retired as a senior assistant editor from The Indian Express and is a regular columnist in many newspapers, including The Assam Tribune.
As a journalist, he had also efficiently used the RTI Act as a tool to gather information in the last part of his career. In the early part of his career, he also worked with the Assam Tribune Group.
Senior journalist Dhirendra Nath Chakravartty congratulated Kashyap for this achievement.