began the process afresh only after Pradeep Kumar demitted office in the end of September. Currently 1980 batch IAS and DPE secretary Kapil Dev Tripathi is holding the CVC's post as an additional charge. Apart from officers such as IAS, IPS, IFS etc., the CMDs belonging to Schedule ‘A’ Central Public Sector Enterprises and those who have served the company as a whole time director for at least three years, can apply for the post of the CVC.
Also, CEOs of large private sector companies can also apply for the post of the CVC if he has been a director of the company at least for three years, and if he has expertise and experience in “finance including insurance and banking, law, vigilance, and investigation”. Last month, the Supreme Court pulled up the government saying why can't a private person apply for the post of the CVC directly. According to earlier government rules, such a person was to be nominated by a government of India secretary.
The applicants for the post of CVC should be of outstanding merit and impeccable integrity and should have knowledge and at least 25 years of experience in the relevant field. The applicants should not be more than 62 years of age as on January 1, 2015 so that the persons to be considered for selection will get at least 3 years tenure as a Central Vigilance Commissioner or the Vigilance Commissioner, a DoPT circular dated October 13, 2014 said.