With the Supreme Court clearing the decks for the appointment of Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) and Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), the government is going ahead with filling these positions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss the names with senior ministers and officials at a meeting at his official residence on Saturday. Sources said the meeting would consider shortlisted candidates for the CVC and CIC.
Around 530 have applied for the CIC post, out of which a dozen names have been finalised. The CVC and the Vigilance Commissioner will be chosen by a panel comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Congress Lok Sabha leader Mallikarjun Kharge.
Modi is learnt to have nominated Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to the panel to select the CIC and three Information Commissioners.