Selection panel defers decision on Director Vigilance

The selection panel for the post of Director Vigilance Monday deferred finalization of recommendation for the appointment owing to want of some related information.
Selection panel defers decision on Director Vigilance
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The selection panel for the post of Director Vigilance Monday deferred finalization of recommendation for the appointment owing to want of some related information.

Sources told Greater Kashmir that the panel headed by Chief Secretary BR Sharma met today afternoon at civil secretariat in Jammu to take call on the appointment of the Director vigilance organization which is lying headless for the past 10 months.

The sources said the panel searched beyond the panel of IPS officers submitted by state home department for choosing new head of the anti-graft body.

The committee, the sources said, discussed all the probables falling in "consideration zone" but couldn't finalize the recommendation due to want of some related information.

The appointment of Director Vigilance has run into controversy many times since last year with senior IPS officer Deepak Kumar refusing to take up the assignment even after the selection panel zeroed in on his name on September 19 last year.

Later, the Home department—in what could be seen as a faux pas—again shortlisted Kumar along with other IPS officers in the panel forwarded to the General Administration Department.

"We held interim discussions and would shortly convene another meeting to decide on the appointment," said an official.

Once the select panel finalizes the recommendation, the matter would be put before the state cabinet for approval.

Meanwhile, the sources said the government has cleared transfers at the level of SPs in vigilance organization for which the formal orders will be issued shortly.

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