"The larger issues are greater transparency in the functioning of the government... I will continue on the lines of my predecessors," Sandhu said.

She said she will also work towards moves for suo-moto declaration by government departments to facilitate flow of information to people.

Prior to her elevation, Sandhu was information commissioner for four years.

President Pranab Mukherjee has administered oath of office and secrecy to Deepak Sandhu at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

Sandu, a former 1971 batch Indian Information Service (IIS) officer, succeeds Satyananda Mishra. She will be in office for a relatively short tenure of three months.

Sandhu has served in various capacities including media advisor to prime minister, principal director general (media and communications), Press Information Bureau, and director general (news), All India Radio.


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