The absence of recognised Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Lok Sabha will not invalidate appointments in various statutory bodies including Lokpal and CVC among others, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has said.
With nearly three weeks left for retirement of CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, the government on Friday held discussion on the issue of bringing an amendment in the Lokpal Act for selection of his successor in the absence of Leader of the Opposition (LoP) in Lok Sabha.
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone will meet commercial rights holders CVC in London next week after talks with teams in Brazil on Saturday produced no agreement on giving smaller outfits more money to help them survive.
Centre on Monday began the selection process for Chief of Central Vigilance Commission and sought applications from eligible candidates including serving and retired bureaucrats, besides private persons.
The government will go by the laid-down rules in deciding on appointments to the posts of Lokpal, CVC and other statutory authorities with the Leader of Opposition, who is a member of the selection panel for choosing them, not having been designated for the Lower House.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to examine the allegation that Government was going ahead with the appointment of Chief Vigilance Commissioner(CVC) and Vigilance Commissioner (VC) by giving a go bye to the apex court directions.
Anti-corruption watchdog CVC has sought tough measures to check corruption in various regulatory bodies including SEBI and FMC besides appointment of full-time chief vigilance officers (CVOs) in some of these regulators.
Formula One boss, Bernie Ecclestone says that he knew he was innocent and the much publicised bribery trial never bothered him. He is attending first post-trial race weekend at the historic Spa-Francorchamps circuit for the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix.
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday termed as a "fine farce" the controversy surrounding the removal of AIIMS CVO Sanjeev Chaturvedi, and defended the government decision saying the CVC had rejected his name twice and his continuation as CVO was irregular and indefensible.
Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on a petition for making the appointment of Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC)and Vigilance Commissioners (VCs) more transparent by seeking applications through public advertisement on the lines of Lokpal.
Holding powerful people accountable to law in recent scams like 2G and CWG has sent a positive message that the high and mighty cannot get away with any wrongdoings, Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar said here on Monday.