SC dismisses plea challenging appointment of CVC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea challenging the appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) K V Chaudhary and Vigilance Commissioner (VC) T M Bhasin. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said there were no grounds to quash the appointments of Chaudhary and Bhasin. The court was hearing a plea challenging the […]

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RBI did not do proper auditing: CVC on PNB fraud

Central Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary today said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had apparently not conducted an audit during the period of time when a Rs 13,000-crore scam hit the Punjab National Bank. Chowdary stressed the need to put into place a more robust auditing system. “They did not do this (an audit),” […]

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Media termed me guilty, Thomas tells Supreme Court

Controversial former central vigilance commissioner (CVC) P.J. Thomas Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking a CBI probe into the “distorted reporting” by the media of the court proceedings against him.   Thomas, whose appointment as the head of the Central Vigilance Commission was set aside by the apex court, said that “distorted” reporting and telecasting […]

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CVC committee not told of pending chargesheet against Thomas

The Supreme Court was told Thursday that the high-powered committee for the selection of central vigilance commissioner (CVC) was not informed about a pending chargesheet against P.J. Thomas and the sanction granted by the Kerala government to prosecute him in the palm oil import case. The high-powered selection committee comprises Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Home […]

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I am victim of political cross-fire, Thomas tells apex court

Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) P.J. Thomas Monday told the Supreme Court that he was the victim of a political cross-fire between late former Kerala chief minister K. Karunakaran and Left Democratic Front (LDF) leader and Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan.”Unfortunately, this respondent was caught in the middle of political battle which arose between the former chief […]

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Can Thomas be an effective CVC, asks Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Monday asked the central government if Central Vigilance Commissioner P.J. Thomas could function effectively in view of various charges hurled against him. The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia wondered if a person who is an accused and facing a chargesheet could head a watchdog body. The court asked […]

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