Pradeep Kumar to be sworn in as CVC tomorrow

Defence secretary Pradeep Kumar will take over on Thursday as the new central vigilance commissioner, the country's anti-corruption watchdog, which has been headless for the past four months after the Supreme Court struck down the appointment of PJ Thomas.

delhi Updated: Jul 13, 2011 15:22 IST
PTI

Defence secretary Pradeep Kumar will take over on Thursday as the new central vigilance commissioner, the country's anti-corruption watchdog, which has been headless for the past four months after the Supreme Court struck down the appointment of PJ Thomas.

62-year-old Kumar will be sworn-in as the new CVC by President Pratibha Patil at a ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Kumar, a 1972 batch Haryana cadre IAS officer, was chosen for the CVC's post unanimously by a panel comprising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, home minister P Chidambaram and leader of opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj a fortnight ago.

He will have a tenure of a little over three years.

The post of CVC fell vacant after the apex court quashed the appointment of Thomas as a charge sheet was pending against him in a corruption case.

First Published: Jul 13, 2011 15:20 IST