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CVC to retire in June; write 300-word essay to apply for top post in anti-graft watchdog

New Delhi: The Centre has started the process of filling up the top post of Central Vigilance Commissioner in the anti-corruption watchdog CVC as incumbent K V Chowdary will demit office in June after completing his four-year tenure.

Besides Chowdary, Vigilance Commissioner T M Bhasin will also complete his tenure in the same month, officials said Monday.

Former chief of National Investigation Agency (NIA) Sharad Kumar is the other Vigilance Commissioner.

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) consists of a Central Vigilance Commissioner and two Vigilance Commissioners.

It is proposed to appoint a Central Vigilance Commissioner and a Vigilance Commissioner in the CVC, according to an order issued by Personnel Ministry seeking applications for the posts.

Those interested will have to write a 300-word write-up to indicate their suitability for the post and send an application to the Personnel Ministry.

They shall hold office for a term of four years from the date on which he/she enters upon his/her office or till he/she attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier, it said.

"All the applicants should be of outstanding merit and impeccable integrity and should have a knowledge and at least 25 years of experience in the relevant field," the ministry said.

A Central Vigilance Commissioner or Vigilance Commissioner is appointed from persons who have been or are in an all India services (IAS, IPS and IFoS) or in any civil service of the Union or in a civil post having knowledge and experience in the matters relating to vigilance, policy-making and administration including police administration among others, the ministry said.

Besides, a person who has held office or is holding office in a corporation established by or under any central Act or a government company owned or controlled by the central government and persons who have expertise and experience in finance including insurance and banking, law, vigilance and investigations are also eligible for the appointments.

The last date for sending an application to the ministry is May 1.

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