New Delhi: Former Intelligence Bureau chief Arvind Kumar and ex-Shopper Affairs Secretary Avinash Kumar Srivastava have been zeroed in on by the federal government panel for appointment as vigilance commissioners in Central Vigilance Fee, officers mentioned Thursday.
They mentioned Vigilance Commissioner Suresh N Patel, who has been working as performing Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), is more likely to be appointed because the chief of the probity watchdog.
The Central Vigilance Fee is headed by central vigilance commissioner and it might have two vigilance commissioners. Vigilance Commissioner Patel has been performing because the CVC since June, 2021.
A 3-member panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met on Tuesday to determine on the CVC and vigilance commissioners. The opposite two members on the panel embrace Union house minister and the chief of opposition in Lok Sabha.
The identify of Patel has been cleared for appointment because the CVC. Moreover him, Arvind Kumar and Avinash Kumar Srivastava are more likely to be appointed because the vigilance commissioners, a supply mentioned.
An order on the appointment of CVC and the vigilance commissioners is but to return out.
Arvind Kumar accomplished his time period because the chief of inside safety intelligence company on June 30.
Srivastava, a 1982 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, retired as Shopper Affairs Secretary in January 2020.
Former IAS officer Sanjay Kothari accomplished his time period because the chief of the probity watchdog on June 24 final yr. He had joined the fee in April 2020. —PTI