New Delhi, Jun 11: With KV Chowdary's retirement from the post of Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), Sharad Kumar has been appointed as interim CVC until the appointment of a new CVC.
Besides Mr Chowdary, who retired on Sunday, another Vigilance Commissioner TM Bhasin also retired on Monday, which has created two vacancies in the crucial anti-corruption body.
"The President is pleased to authorize Sharad Kumar, Vigilance Commissioner, Central Vigilance Commission, to act as the Central Vigilance Commissioner, in the vacancy caused due to completion of the tenure of K.V. Chowdary, Central Vigilance Commissioner, with effect from the June 10th 2019, until the appointment of the Central Vigilance Commissioner", said an order from the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension.
According to government sources, the Department of Personnel and Training has started shortlisting the candidates for the post of CVC and VC, who will be chosen by a selection panel.
The selection panel headed by Prime Minister and comprising Union Home Minister and the Leader of Opposition or a leader of the single largest opposition party in Lok Sabha as members, choose the CVC and Vigilance Commissioners.
Mr Kumar, a former head of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), was appointed as Vigilance Commissioner on June 2018 and his tenure will end on October 2020. (UNI)