- Sanjay Kothari, the Secretary
to the President, has been selected as the new Central Vigilance
Commissioner by a high-powered committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra
- The committee has also chosen
former Information and Broadcasting Secretary Bimal Julka as the new Chief
Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission.
- The orders relating to the
appointments are awaiting a formal approval from President Ram Nath
- Central Vigilance Commission
(CVC) is an apex Indian governmental body created in 1964 to address
- In 2003, the Parliament
enacted a law conferring statutory status on the CVC.
- It has the status of an
autonomous body, free of control from any executive authority, charged
with monitoring all vigilance activity under the Central Government of
India, advising various authorities in central Government organizations in
planning, executing, reviewing and reforming their vigilance work.
- The Central Vigilance
Commissioner and the Vigilance Commissioners shall be appointed by the
President on recommendation of a Committee consisting of the Prime
Minister (Chairperson), the Minister of home affairs (Member) and the
Leader of the Opposition in the House of the People.
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