Malaysia KV Chowdary appointed as new Central Vigilance Commissioner [ Current Affairs ]

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Malaysia KV Chowdary was appointed as new Central Vigilance Commissioner by President Pranab Mukharjee on the recommendation of Select committee headed by PM Modi and comprising of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh as well as Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjuna Kharge.

  • Earlier, KV Chowdar had served as Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), an apex authority of the Indian Income Tax department and he also is 1978-batch IRS officer of the Income Tax cadre.
  • Prior to this appointment, Mr. Chowdary was working as the adviser to the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team which is probing black money cases.
  • In February 1964, Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) was set up by the Union Government on the recommendations of the K. Santhanam Committee on Prevention of Corruption.
  • The Central Vigilance Commission is an apex body of Union Government formed to address governmental corruption and free of control from any executive authority as per the provisions of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) Act, 2003.
  • The CVC is headed by a Central Vigilance Commissioner and has two Vigilance Commissioners. Function of CVC is to monitor all vigilance activity under the Union Government.
  • Nittoor Srinivasa Rau was the first Chief Vigilance Commissioner of India. CVC advise various authorities in Union Government organizations in planning, executing, reviewing and reforming their vigilance work.

- Published on: June 10, 2015