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Government Appoints Former NIA Chief Sharad Kumar As Vigilance Commissioner in CVC



Union Government Appoints Former NIA Chief Sharad Kumar As Vigilance Commissioner in CVC- Details, About

Union Government has appointed former National Investigation Agency (NIA) chief Sharad Kumar (62 years old) as vigilance commissioner in Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).

Sharad Kumar will have a term of four years or until he attains the age of 65 years.

Sharad Kumar was IPS officer 1979-batch from Haryana cadre. He had retired in September 2017 after heading NIA for over four years.

About Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)

CVC is a supreme probity watchdog of Union Government formed to address governmental corruption. It was set up by Central Government in February 1964 on the recommendations of K. Santhanam Committee on Prevention of Corruption.

CVC has the status of statutory autonomous body and free of control from any executive authority as per the provisions of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) Act, 2003.

CVC main responsibility is to monitor all vigilance activity under Union Government and advises various authorities in Union Government organizations in planning, executing, reviewing and reforming their vigilance work.

Union Government has authorized CVC as Designated Agency to receive written complaints about disclosure on any allegation of corruption or misuse of office and recommend appropriate action.

CVC is headed by Central Vigilance Commissioner and has two Vigilance Commissioners. They are appointed by President of India on recommendations of a selected committee comprising of Prime Minister as Chairperson.



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