Has the dignity of the CVC been restored?
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.
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