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Centre begins search for new CVC: sources
Published on 7 Apr. 2011 12:56 AM IST
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Sources have told CNN-IBN that the Centre has begun its search for a new Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC).
A month after the removal of controversial P J Thomas as Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), the government on Wednesday set the ball rolling for appointing a new person as the head of the top anti-corruption watchdog by writing to all Ministries, Departments and PSUs to suggest names for it.
The action came after the Prime Minister’s Office approved the guidelines prepared for appointing CVC following a Supreme Court directive.
The PMO has given the department of personnel and training (DoPT) the new guidelines for appointment of CVC.
The candidates will have to go through a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) check to ensure there are no cases pending against them.
Sources say people from outside the government will also be considered for the post.
“We have sent a letter to all Ministries, Departments and PSUs asking them to suggest names for the CVC,” Secretary in the Department of Personnel and Training Alka Sirohi said.
The move was necessitated after the Supreme Court had last month quashed the appointment of Thomas as CVC since he was facing corruption case.
Sources said a new CVC is expected to take charge within a month after completion of all formalities and clearance by the high-powered committee comprising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Home Minister P Chidambaram and Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj.

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