CVC PJ THOMAS

  • President cancels Thomas' appointment as CVC March 14, 2011

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil on Monday night cancelled the appointment of P J Thomas as Central Vigilance Commissioner, 11 days after the Supreme Court quashed his selection by a highpower committee (HPC) headed by Prime Miniser Manmohan Singh. A Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said in a brief statement that "the President...
  • Government begins process to select new CVC March 11, 2011

    New Delhi: The Government has forwarded a request for annulment of CVC PJ Thomas' appointment to President Prathibha Patil. Sources say the request was sent by the Law Ministry to the Department of Personnel and Training on Thursday and this was then forwarded to the Rashtrapati Bhawan. However, no independent confirmation from...
  • CVC: PM accepts responsibility in Parliament March 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Prime Minsiter Manmohan Singh on Monday accepted the responsibility for appointment of PJ Thomas as CVC in Parliament. The Prime Minister first said in the Lok Sabha that, "We accept and respect the decision of the Supreme Court annulling appointment of PJ Thomas as CVC". The Opposition created an uproar...
  • Opposition trains gun on Govt over CVC mess March 3, 2011

    New Delhi: After the Supreme Court quashed the appointment of CVC PJ Thomas on Thursday, the Opposition said it is vindicated and wants to know why Thomas was appointed. The Government, which tried and failed in getting PJ Thomas to resign after the case came up, is now focused on trying...
  • Cong top brass meet in the wake of SC ruling March 3, 2011

    New Delhi: The Congress core group meeting on Thursday evening at party President Sonia Gandhi's residence held consultations in the wake of the Supreme Court quashing PJ Thomas's appointment as CVC that has come as a major embarrasment to the government. The order came as a big blow to the...
  • SC hasn't slammed PM on CVC Thomas: Moily March 3, 2011

    Union Law Minister Verappa Moily speaks to CNNIBN on Supreme Court's judgement on CVC PJ Thomas. ...
  • SC verdict on CVC biggest blow to UPA: Jaitely March 3, 2011

    In a CNNIBN exclusive, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said BJP's stand on CVC PJ Thomas has been vindicated. ...
  • SC verdict on Thomas' removal as CVC today March 2, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking removal of PJ Thomas from the position of Central Vigilence Commissioner (CVC) on Thursday. The PIL has put an allegation that Thomas is not a person of impeccable integrity. However, Thomas has defended himself against the...
  • How difficult is it for Govt to remove CVC January 31, 2011

    New Delhi: With PJ Thomas refusing to quit, just how difficult is it for the Government to remove the Central Vigilance Commissioner. The CVC Act of 2003 says that he can be removed only if there is a case of proven misbehaviour or incapacity during his tenure. Under fire from the...
  • SC to hear PIL against CVC's appointment December 6, 2010

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear a petition against the appointment of P J Thomas as the Chief Vigilance Commissioner on Monday. The petition is crucial because the apex court will examine the govt's file containing documents related to a tainted officer's appointment. Thomas is charge sheeted in the palmoline...
  • CVC PJ Thomas to quit before Monday? December 4, 2010

    Pressure has been mounting on Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) PJ Thomas to resign from his post before Monday, sources have told CNNIBN. There is also a strategy being worked out of asking him to seek retirement from the Indian Administrative Service, the sources added. Till now Thomas has been defiant and...