Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) under the Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions on 16 October 2014 amended the selection procedure for the post of Chief of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).
As per the new amendment, now the CEO or MD of Private bank can also apply for the post.
The notification released by the department reads that a person who has held office or are holding office in a corporation established by or under any Central Act or a Government company owned or controlled by the Central Government and persons who have expertise and experience in finance including insurance and banking, law, vigilance and investigations are also eligible for the appointments.
With this, DoPT began the selection process for Chief of Central Vigilance Commission and issued guidelines.
Highlights of the guidelines
A CVC or VC will be appointed from persons who have been or are in an all India Services (IAS, IPS and IFoS) or in any civil service of the Union or in a civil post having knowledge and experience in the matters relating to vigilance, policy making and administration including police administration among others.
These persons must have held or is holding the position of Chairman, Managing Director or Chief Executive Officer of a Schedule A Central Public Sector Enterprise and have served as a whole time Director on the Board for a period of at least three years are eligible to apply.
All the applicants should be of outstanding merit and impeccable integrity and should have knowledge and at least 25 years of experience in the relevant field.
As per rules, the appointment of the CVC and VC is done by the President on the basis of recommendation of a three-member selection committee headed by Prime Minister and comprising Home Minister and Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha as members.
The CVC is headed by a Central Vigilance Commissioner and has two Vigilance Commissioners.
At present the post of CVC and one VC is lying vacant because of demitting of office by Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar and Vigilance Commissioner J M Garg in September 2014.
When: 16 October 2014