Aizawl: A distinguished former police officer, John Neihlaia, was appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner of the state of Mizoram on Thursday.
Neihlaia, an IPS officer from the 2001 batch, recently concluded his tenure as the Inspector General of Police at the Mizoram Headquarters. His remarkable career has been marked by notable achievements, notably in his pivotal role in quelling the insurgency in Mizoram led by the Hmar People’s Convention during the late 1980s to early 90s. He also gained recognition for serving as the investigating officer in the corruption case involving former Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla.
John Neihlaia assumes the role previously held by former Chief Secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo, who resigned from the position of State Chief Information Commissioner on June 19th to join the Congress party.
In another significant appointment, the Governor has also named an illustrious retired Indian Information Service officer Mangjangam Touthang as the State Information Commissioner.
Touthang brings a wealth of experience to the role, having served as the head of the Press Information Bureau (PIB) and the DD News in Mizoram for several years. Additionally, he briefly held the position of the head of Regional News Unit, Aizawl during his distinguished career. He had also served as head/regional director of Regional Outreach Bureau (RoB) Nagaland & Mizoram.