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KV Chowdary appointed as Chief Vigilance Commissioner

Jun 9, 2015 15:56 IST

1978-batch IRS officer KV Chowdary was on 8 June 2015 appointed as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC). He was appointed by President Pranab Mukherjee on the recommendation of Selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

With this appointment, Chowdary became first non-IAS officer to head the CVC since it was formed in 1964. He is a 1978-batch IRS officer of the Income Tax cadre.

Prior to this appointment, Chowdary was working as an Adviser to the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team which is probing black money cases. Earlier, he had also served as Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).

About Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)

• CVC was set up by the Union Government in February 1964 on the recommendations of the K. Santhanam Committee on Prevention of Corruption.
• It has the status of statutory autonomous body and is free of control from any executive authority as per the provisions of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) Act, 2003.
• The CVC is headed by a Central Vigilance Commissioner and has two Vigilance Commissioners. They are appointed by President on the recommendations of Selection Committee comprising of Prime Minister, Union Minister of Home Affairs and Leader of the second largest party in the Lok Sabha.

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