Suresh N Patel appointed Central Vigilance Commissioner

Vigilance Commissioner Suresh N Patel was appointed as the Central Vigilance Commissioner, a year after the post fell vacant.

He has been working as the acting Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) since June this year.

Former Intelligence Bureau (IB) chief Arvind Kumar and ex-IAS officer Praveen Kumar Srivastava have been appointed as the vigilance commissioners.

The tenure of a CVC and vigilance commissioner is of four years or till the incumbent attains the age of 65 years.

Central Vigilance Commission is an apex Indian governmental body created in 1964 to address governmental corruption. In 2003, the Parliament enacted a law conferring statutory status on the CVC.