Suresh N. Patel sworn in as Central Vigilance Commissioner
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Suresh N. Patel took oath as the Central Vigilance Commissioner in the presence of President Draupadi Murmu at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
He replaces former Central Vigilance Commissioner Sanjay Kothari.
Suresh N Patel was appointed Vigilance Commissioner in April 2020.
The Central Vigilance Commission is headed by the Central Vigilance Commissioner and may consist 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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