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Kiran Bedi for CCIC: Anna Hazare

mumbai Updated: Nov 03, 2009 08:50 IST

Noted social activist Anna Hazare is among those who have proposed the name of Kiran Bedi, India's first woman IPS officer, for the post of Chief Central Information Commissioner (CCIC).

"I sent the letter to the PM two days ago. Right to Information (RTI) activist Magsaysay award winner Arvind Kejriwal told me he is also sending a similar letter," Hazare told PTI over phone from Ramdev's ashram at Haridwar.

"I have also written to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, demanding appointment of a police officer like Bedi," he said.

The performance of the CCIC over the last four years has been unsatisfactory, he added.

Referring to media reports, Hazare said he was not aware if Aamir had also written a similar letter to the PM.

Bedi now plays the host and chief judge in a popular TV show 'Aap ki Kuchehri', where she resolves domestic problems.

She also runs two non-government organisatons for prison reforms, child welfare and against drug abuse.

Wajahat Habibullah will continue as CCIC till his successor is chosen. He was appointed the first CCIC in October 2005.