The applicants should not be more than 62 years of age as on January 1, 2018 so that those considered for selection get at least a three-year tenure as vigilance commissioner, it said.
The commission consists of a central vigilance commissioner and not more than two vigilance commissioners.
The DoPT said it proposes to appoint a vigilance commissioner in place of Rajiv, who will be stepping down after completing his tenure this month end.
The vigilance commissioner will hold office for a term of four years from the date on which he or she enters office or till he or she attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.
(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
Get the latest election news, live updates and election schedule for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on ndtv.com/elections. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates from each of the 543 parliamentary seats for the 2019 Indian general elections.