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Vigilance Commissioner Rajiv to act as CVC

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The government has named vigilance commissioner Rajiv as the acting central vigilance commissioner (CVC) following the completion of tenure of Pradeep Kumar.

The authorisation is effective from the 29th day of September, 2014, until the appointment of the Central Vigilance Commissioner.

Background of CVC

CVC was established in 1964 on the recommendations of the K. Santhanam Committee on Prevention of Corruption.

CVC is conceived to be the apex vigilance institution, free of control from any executive authority, monitoring all vigilance activity under the Central Government and advising various authorities in Central Government organizations in planning, executing, reviewing and reforming their vigilance work.

The CVC Bill was passed by both the houses of Parliament in 2003 and the President gave its assent on september 11, 2003. Thus the Central Vigilance Commission Act 2003 came into effect from that date.

The Commission shall consist of:

A Central Vigilance Commissioner – Chairperson

Not more than two Vigilance Commissioners – Members

The Vigilance Awareness Week will be observed from 27th October to 1st of November. The theme for 2014 is “Combating Corruption – Technology as an Enabler”.

Nittoor Srinivasa Rau was the first CVC of India.