India News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Wednesday December 17, 2014
The Supreme Court today said the Centre cannot appoint a Central Vigilance Commissioner and the Vigilance Commissioner without its approval, but the selection process for both posts can progress.
Tuesday October 28, 2014
Days after promulgating an Ordinance to e-auction the coal blocks cancelled by the Supreme Court, the government has formed a committee headed by former Central Vigilance Commissioner Pratyush Sinha to assess compensation to be paid for taking over r...
India News | Reported by Sunetra Choudhury, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday February 11, 2014
The appointment of an officer in the Central Bureau of Investigation has led to an unseemly confrontation between the government's anti-corruption watchdog and the Prime Minister's Office.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday February 4, 2014
The appointment of India's first ever Lokpal has set off a major political confrontation between the Centre and the BJP months ahead of the national election. The main opposition party has objected to the Prime Minister's choice of a jurist for the p...
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 2, 2013
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has recommended penalty proceedings against 122 government officials, including a Commissioner of Central Board of Excise and Customs, for their alleged involvement in corruption.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava; edited by Mala Das | Sunday March 31, 2013
The main opposition party, the BJP, has said it does not agree with the government's decision to nominate SC Sinha to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Mr Sinha will retire as head of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in October.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 18, 2012
No decision was taken on Thursday for shortlisting three senior IPS officers for the post of CBI Director during a high-level meeting chaired by Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar.
Thursday March 1, 2012
A bench of justices G S Singhvi and S J Mukhopadhaya said that matter would be taken up after Holi vacation.
Thursday February 2, 2012
The SC refused to appoint an SIT for further probe in 2G spectrum scam but sought the assistance of CVC
India News | NDTV Correspondent | Thursday July 14, 2011
Central Vigilance Commissioner, CVC, Palmolein case, PJ Thomas, Pradeep Kumar
India News | NDTV Correspondent | Saturday March 5, 2011
On an official trip to Jammu, questions put to the Prime Minister focused only on the political developments in Delhi in the last 24 hours.The Supreme Court yesterday struck the government hard by declaring that PJ Thomas' appointment as India's Central Vigilance Commissioner was invalid. Mr Thomas ...
India News | NDTV Correspondent | Friday January 28, 2011
After another hellish controversy over his appointment as the Central Vigilance Commissioner, the government is now reportedly expecting PJ Thomas to resign. Sources say he may step down today as there is concern within the government over possible strictures by Supreme Court after Thursday's contro...
India News | NDTV Correspondent | Thursday January 27, 2011
After another hellish controversy over his appointment as Chief Vigilance Commissioner, the government is now reportedly expecting PJ Thomas to resign. Mr. Thomas was named the country's most-senior officer in charge of fighting corruption in November 2010 by a committee consisting of the Prime...
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday January 17, 2011
The Centre today strongly defended the appointment of controversial bureaucrat PJ Thomas, facing a corruption case in a Kerala court, as Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), saying he was an "outstanding officer" with "impeccable integrity".In an affidavit in the Supreme Court cleared by Attorney G...
India News | NDTV Correspondent | Monday December 6, 2010
There is pressure growing on Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) PJ Thomas to quit. But he has dug his heels in, refusing to go. The case challenging his appointment comes up in Supreme Court on Monday.
India News | NDTV Correspondent | Sunday December 5, 2010
Will Central Vigilance Commissioner PJ Thomas resign today? There are reports that the CVC may quit ahead of a Supreme Court hearing on Monday that challenges his appointment.The Supreme Court has been highly critical of the government's decision to appoint him as the CVC because he is an accused in...
India News | Sovi Vidyadharan | Friday December 3, 2010
There are reports that the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) PJ Thomas may quit ahead of a Supreme Court hearing on Monday that challenges his appointment.The government has been trying to project that Thomas's involvement in the Kerala Palmolein import scam of 1992 is only political but document...
India News | NDTV Correspondent | Friday December 3, 2010
Today could be the last day at work for Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) PJ Thomas. Sources have told NDTV that he may step down ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on Monday when it is slated to take up a Public Interest Litigation against his appointment. Though Thomas has been maintaining that...
India News | NDTV Correspondent | Monday November 22, 2010
His appointment was controversial right from the start - the BJP vehemently opposed PJ Thomas being made the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC). Now, the Supreme Court has expressed its discomfort."We are concerned that if a person is an accused in a criminal case how will he function as CVC?...
India News | NDTV Correspondent | Wednesday September 8, 2010
As the government's decision to appoint PJ Thomas as the new Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) sparks off a huge political row, NDTV has accessed a Department of Telecom (DoT) note which puts a question mark on whether the new CVC is in favour of probing the 2G scam.In the note dated July 10, 201...
India News | NDTV Correspondent | Sunday September 5, 2010
The decision to appoint P J Thomas, Secretary in the Ministry of Telecommunications, as the new Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) has not gone down well with the BJP, even though Sushma Swaraj herself was on the selection panel along with the Prime Minister, Home Minister, and Minister of State i...