Has the dignity of the CVC been restored?

By Reuters Staff
March 3, 2011

A view of the Supreme Court building is seen in New Delhi December 7, 2010. REUTERS/B Mathur/Files

The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed the appointment of the central vigilance commissioner (CVC) for involvement in a palmolein import case, in another rebuke for the Congress-led coalition government.

The rejection of P.J. Thomas’s appointment as CVC comes as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s government is trying to defend itself against a series of graft scandals including a $39 billion telecoms licensing scam.

The top court said the appointment of Thomas was made last year without taking into account the 1992 case in which he, as a state official, had been accused of signing a deal to import palm oil from Malaysia at higher prices.

Has the dignity of the CVC been restored? Share your views.


I think it’s a good move.. the question is who’s next now?

Posted by aditya.kalra | Report as abusive

I don’t think Thomas leaving will solve anything. If even the appointment of the anti-graft chief is so controversial, God knows there are many more skeletons in the closet. Given the number of scams turning up, we may soon have to depend on some Swiss national to head our anti-graft body.

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