Centre faces SC posers over process of appointing CVC, VC

NEW DELHI: The Government today faced searching questions over the process of appointment of central vigilance commissioner (CVC) and vigilance commissioner (VC), with the Supreme Court asking it why only those who had applied for the posts were considered.

The apex court said the appointment of CVC and VC was a “serious issue” and persons having impeccable integrity were not considered for the posts just because they did not apply.

“This is a very serious issue that you are inviting applications like this. If a person of impeccable integrity will not apply, he cannot become a CVC or VC,” a bench of Justices Arun Mishra and M M Shantanagoudar said.

“If only 10 persons apply for the post, you will select one out of them. But there may be many persons who are more eligible than those selected for this post. For CVC, you are confining your selection,” the bench said.

The court observed this while hearing a plea challenging the appointment of incumbent CVC, K V Chaudhary, and VC T M Bhasin alleging that they did not have “clean record” and a non-transparent procedure was followed while appointing them. (AGENCIES)


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