The Centre has based its argument on the selection-process being an exercise of power by constitutional authorities.
The bankers were presenting a seven-point agenda to the Centre.
SC allowed Centre to continue with selection process including scrutiny of applications of candidates.
Health Minister Nadda had sought AIIMS CVO’s ouster on same grounds.
The court was adjudicating a PIL by NGO ‘Centre for Integrity, Governance and Training in Vigilance Administration’
The petition also asked for fixing minimum knowledge and experience in vigilance matters,
Both the BJP and the Congress have helped demean the office.
CVC has reviewed files relating to these cases and has opposed closure of substantial number of cases.
As per the law, a person can make a public interest disclosure on corruption before a competent authority.
The court order came as petitioner NGO Common Cause accused the CBI of a flawed probe and said it was filing closure reports with extraneous considerations.
Bhushan also made certain personal allegations against Sharan regarding interference with the final reports, which the court refused to entertain.
CBI probe officers want FIRs filed, seniors call for closure.
We are of the opinion that CVC and vigilance commissioners can be requested to render assistance to court said the SC bench.
“We find that except for getting reports and progress reports of investigation there is nothing in your (CVC) hand,” says SC.
Finance minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday tried to dispel the notion of widespread corruption in the country and said it is wrong to believe that everyone and everything is corrupt. “We should not believe that India is the most corrupt nation. The scale of corruption is rising as the size of the economic pie is […]