SRINAGAR: Former Chief Information Commissioner, J&K, G R Sufi on Tuesday assumed office as Vice Chairman, J&K Muslim Wakaf Board.
After the assumption of charge, he took a round of the office complex and interacted with the Board employees who had come to felicitate him.
Sufi has studied in Kashmir University, Aligarh Muslim University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, (Delhi) and Hull University UK.
He joined Income Tax Department in 1977 and worked in J&K, Mumbai, Punjab and Chennai as Deputy Commissioner, Joint Commissioner, Commissioner, Additional Commissioner, and Chief Commissioner of Income Tax Department of Punjab, and J&K.
Sufi took voluntary retirement from Indian Revenue Services in 2011 ahead of his superannuation in February 2011 when he was appointed Chief Information Commissioner, J&K Information Commission of the newly established J&K State Information Commission.
He has worked as Election Observer of India twice and has been a member of Government of India Hajj delegation in 1998 and 2008. After demitting office of the CIC, he has remained active in academic, literary and public welfare fields.
Sufi is also one of the founder members of Cancer Society of Kashmir and an executive member of Voluntary Medicare Society of Kashmir.