Praveen Kumar Srivastava has been appointed as the new Central Vigilance Commissioner

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Praveen-Kumar-SrivastavaPresident Draupadi Murmu (President Draupadi Murmu) administered the oath of office to Vigilance Commissioner Praveen Kumar Srivastava as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) on 29 May.

An overview of the news

  • Srivastava was serving as the acting Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) since December last year after the completion of Suresh N Patel's tenure as the Central Vigilance Commissioner.

  • The Commission is headed by the CVC and can have a maximum of two Vigilance Commissioners.

About Central Vigilance Commission 

  • CVC is an apex vigilance institution, which is free from any executive authority.

  • It is an independent body whose accountability is only to the Parliament.

  • It was established in February 1964 on the basis of the recommendations of the Anti-Corruption Committee constituted under the chairmanship of K. Santhanam.

  • The Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003 (CVC Act) has been enacted by the Parliament conferring statutory status on CVC.

  • It submits its report to the President of India.

Appointment of commissioners

  • The Central Vigilance Commissioner and Vigilance Commissioners are appointed by the President on the recommendation of a committee consisting of the Prime Minister (Chairman), the Home Minister (Member) and the Leader of the Opposition (Member) in the Lok Sabha.


  • Their tenure is for 4 years or 65 years (whichever is earlier).

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