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Correct Option is 2 only

The Central Information Commission is a high-powered independent body which inter alia looks into the complaints made to it and decide the appeals. It entertains complaints and appeals pertaining to offices, financial institutions, public sector undertakings under the Central Government, and Union Territories. Central Information Commission was established by the Central Government in 2005 under the provisions of the Right to Information Act (2005). Hence, it is a statutory body and not a constitutional body. The Chief Information Commissioner and an Information Commissioner hold office for a term of 5 years or until they attain the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. They are not eligible for reappointment. (This provision has been amended by the RTI Rules 2019, reducing the term to 3 years, instead of earlier 5 years). The salaries, allowances, and other conditions of service of the chairman or a member are determined by the state government( according to RTI rules 2019, this is now the power of the Central Government). But, they cannot be varied to his disadvantage after his appointment. Hence statements 2 and 3 are correct and statements 1 and 4 are incorrect.

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