Supreme Court clears decks to appoint CVC, VC

Recruitment process record to be produced in court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the decks for the Centre to proceed with the process of appointing the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) and one Vigilance Commissioner and allowed placing the list of over 130 candidates including those short-listed before a panel headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

A three-judge bench of Chief Justice H.l. Dattu and Justices Arun Mishra and Amitav Roy, however, made it clear that the entire records pertaining to the selection process must be produced in the court on the next date of hearing after the summer vacation.

During the hearing of a writ petition filed by Centre for Integrity, Governance, Training and Vigilance Administration, the Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi informed the court that a three-member committee had short-listed 10 candidates, each for the post of CVC and VC and sought permission for forwarding the list to the panel comprising the Prime Minister, the Home Minister and Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha for selection. The apex court had earlier rapped the Centre for lack of transparency in the selection process of CVC and VC, following which government gave the assurance that no final decision will be taken without its nod.

( Source : dc correspondent )
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