Uttar Pradesh Information Commission

  Shri Arvind Singh Bisht
Arvind Singh Bisht

State Information Commissioner

Administered with Oath as U.P. State Information Commissioner on 7th January 2014

Personal Information

Date of birth: 7th April 1958

Language Known: Speaks and Writes: Hindi & English

Computer: Languages Packages

Address: 31 Gulistan Colony, Lucknow

Educational Qualification
  • Science graduate from the Government PG College, Uttarkashi (Garhwal University).
  • Journalism Course from the International Institute of Journalism, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Experience in Journalism since 1980.
  • Worked as Editor and Publisher of the Life & Times, a monthly magazine published from Lucknow in 1983.
  • Worked as the World Bank Consultant in 2010 for the Ganga river project involving the study of three cities Allahabad, Kanpur and Varanasi.
  • The study was a part of the Rs 6000 corer river Ganga basin project involving five states-- Uttrakhand, UP, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
  • The report entitled as Ganga Project: Political Economy- Study on SocioEconomic Dynamics among Stakeholders has been submitted and accepted by the World Bank.

Worked with The Times of India (Lucknow) for the last 28 years in different capacities. I joined the organisation in 1987 as a senior reporter and gradually elevated to the next higher positions as Chief Reporter, Principal Correspondent, Special Correspondent, Assistant Editor and finally as Political Editor.

All these years, I have covered UP and several national events extensively. But my specialisation has been in covering political development, socio-economic trends, state administration, bureaucracy, economy and planning besides issues related to development importance with analytical approach.


Reporting awards and appreciation letters for my pathbreaking stories. Work-profile: Supervision, Planning and Commissioning research work. In the month of August 2013, I had gone to US to take part in a Farm Progress show. This is the world's biggest event to focus attention on global food security. The show was held at Chicago and Washington in USA from August 25 to August 31, 2013.


I was also nominated as member of the Patrakar Bandhu, formulated by the UP government in 2000. Apart from this, I also headed many social organisations and engaged in various social activities.

Foreign Visits

In 1987, I visited the then USSR, Bulgaria, Greece and several neighboring countries, also attended the farm progress show in US in 2013.

I began my journalistic career with the English daily National Herald in 1980 as a trainee reporter and worked with it for six years and during this period, I was promoted to higher position as a senior reporter and then as deputy chief reports. Thereafter, I left for USSR in 1986.

I joined The Times of India in 1987 and continue with it till January 2 nd , 2014. My last designation was Political Editor.