A Committee headed by the PM and comprising the Home Minister and the Leader of Opposition or a leader of the single largest opposition party in Lok Sabha as members, select CVC and Vigilance Commissioners.
The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is organising a customised vigilance related training programme at the International Anti Corruption Academy (IACA), Vienna, Austria from June 3 to 14, they said citing an official order.
The assertion assumes significance as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led panel had on January 10 removed CBI Director Alok Verma from the post considering a probe report by the Central Vigilance Commission among other facts.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said the CVC has not acted in the Rafale case but has taken action in the Verma case. Verma was sent on forced leave in October last year on the recommendation of the CVC. He was removed from the CBI on Thursday.
Two days ago, when it set aside the October 23, 2018 orders of the CVC and the government divesting Verma of his powers and functions pending inquiry, the Chief Justice of India-led bench had made it clear that the issue of his divestment was “still open”.
A total of 1,662 corruption complaints were received against Food and Consumer Affairs Ministry, 1,317 against those in insurance, 1,313 against labour department officials and 856 against those with department of telecommunications.