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What is the controversy about the appointment of new CVC that is now under study of Supreme Court?

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Asked by Good Citizen, 09 Nov '10 12:20 pm
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Thomas being handpicked by the government despite his alleged dubious past, NGOs Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) and Common Cause as well as former chief election commissioner (CEC) J. M. Lyngdoh had challenged the appointment in two separate PILs before the apex court.The petitioners alleged that Thomas -- who had been chargesheeted in Kerala's palm oil import scam case -- had been picked up by the government to save it from further embarrassment over the alleged multi-crore 2G spectrum licence allotment scam and the Commonwealth Games scams.Pointing out that the 2G scam was being probed by the CBI, advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for CPIL, said there was a clear conflict of interest because as CVC he had control over anti-corruption work being carried out by the CBI. Swaraj was included in the three-member selection committee to ensure the selection of a fair and politically neutral person.Though the government claimed there was no case against Thomas, a reply to an ...more
Answered by venkatesaldevarajan, 09 Nov '10 07:28 pm

 
  
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A three-judge bench, presided by Chief Justice S. H. Kapadia, directed the Union government to produce the files pertaining to the appointment of Thomas as the Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) even after it was alleged that he had been chargesheeted in a corruption case and had a dubious record as the department of telecommunications (DoT) secretary..

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Answered by Shiva Reddy, 09 Nov '10 12:24 pm

 
  
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