Ex-NIA chief in Central Vigilance Commission

Ex-NIA chief in Central Vigilance Commission

Former NIA chief Sharad Kumar was on Sunday appointed vigilance commissioner in the probity watchdog CVC, officials said, PTI reports from New Delhi.

The 62-year-old Kumar, a 1979-batch IPS officer of the Haryana cadre, retired in September last year after heading the National Investigation Agency for over four years.

According to an official order, Kumar has been appointed vigilance commissioner for a term of four years or till he attains the age of 65.

The post was lying vacant since February.

According to the rules, Kumar's tenure will come to an end in October 2020.

The commission consists of the central vigilance commissioner and two vigilance commissioners.

At present, K V Chowdary is the CVC and T M Bhasin is the other vigilance commissioner.