Suresh N Patel Elected As New Central Vigilance Commissioner

Suresh N Patel Elected As New Central Vigilance Commissioner

According to a Rashtrapati Bhavan statementPatel was sworn in as the Central Vigilance Commissioner by President Droupadi Murmu, in a ceremony also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu.

former Managing Director and CEO of Andhra BankPatel was appointed a Vigilance Commissioner in April 2020.

three-member selection panel, headed by the Prime Minister, had met in July to decide on the CVC and vigilance commissioners.

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The other two members of the panel are the Union Home Minister and the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha.

The appointment comes a year after the post fell vacant and his appointment as the CVC was cleared by a selection committee headed by the Prime Minister.

Two other Vigilance Commissioners are Praveen Kumar Srivastava and Arvinda Kumar.

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