Banker Suresh N Patel becomes new Vigilance Commissioner

Banker Suresh N Patel becomes new Vigilance Commissioner

 Suresh N Patel, an eminent banker has become the new Vigilance Commissioner of an anti-corruption watchdog Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). He took his oath as a Vigilance Commissioner on April 29 through a video conference.

Following the norms of social distancing, Patel was administered the oath of the office by Central Vigilance Commissioner, Sanjay Kothari through a video link. The oath ceremony was attended by Sharad Kumar, Vigilance Commissioner, senior officers, and the secretary of the commission.

Suresh N Patel’s name for the Vigilance Commissioner was recommended by the high-powered committee headed by PM Narendra Modi, this year in February. CVC can have two Vigilance Commissioners and one Central Vigilance Commissioner. Sharad Kumar has been working as the other Vigilance Commissioner. The post of Vigilance Commissioner in CVC was vacant since June 2019 after TM completed his tenure in CVC. Patel’s appointment has bought the commission in full strength again.