SVC selection panel meet today
Srinagar, May 27: The high-powered selection committee headed by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will meet here Monday to decide on the appointment of prospective candidates for the post Chief Vigilance Commissioner and two Vigilance Commissioners for the state’s maiden Vigilance Commission to be constituted shortly.
Sources told Greater Kashmir that the panel comprising Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ali Muhammad Sagar and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti will meet tomorrow evening at official guest house Hari-Niwas here to pick- up “outstanding civil servants” as mandated by Supreme Court guidelines for the coveted posts in SVC.”
Confirming the meeting, Secretary, General Administration Department (GAD) Sheikh Mushtaq said the panel is meeting here on Monday.
According to sources, once cleared by the selection panel, the names will be forwarded to Governor for formal appointment.
“As per the State Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Act 2011, CVC and two Commissioners are to be appointed by the state Governor on the recommendations of the selection panel,” the sources said.
First reported by this newspaper, the State Government has zeroed in on the names of Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda, former Chief Secretary SS Kapur, former Principal Resident Commissioner Satinder Singh Sahni, former Financial Commissioner Revenue R K Jerath, former chairman Special Tribunal Samuel Verghese for the coveted post of CVC.
Reportedly the names of former Secretary, GAD Muhammad Sayeed Khan, former Commissioner, Commercial Taxes Department Khawja Bashir Ahmad, former Financial Commissioner (Revenue) RK Jerath, former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muhammad Amin Shah, former IGP Ashok Gupta and Director General Accounts and Treasuries, Wali Muhammad Bhat have been short-listed for the post of Vigilance Commissioners.
After inordinate delay, the process for appointment to coveted positions in SVC began in February this year with GAD seeking nomination of officers from the administrative departments for appointment as CVC and VCs.
Subsequently, 20 nominations were received by GAD from in-service and retired officers of various government departments for the positions.
“Only two administrative departments - Home and GAD – made nominations, while there was no nomination from other 32 civil secretariat departments,” sources disclosed.
The State Vigilance Commission Act came into force last year after the State Assembly passed the bill to set up the Commission in Jammu and Kashmir. Later, the Act was amended to accommodate IPS officers as well for appointment as CVC and VC. The Act had initially limited the nomination to the posts to IAS and other men of integrity.
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