What a gem?
We have a Law Minster who can not stop the appointment of a tainted CVC.
We also have HR Ministry.
No body seems to have objected to the appointment of CVC.
PM Manmohan Singh ,as usual, is not aware.
Well, what has he been aware of, be it ISRO scam,2G scam?
Blissfully ignorant or callously indifferent or is there a crooked politician inside?
Look at the ‘Good Conduct Certificate he issued to Raja last year.
Still he is Mr.Clean!
If senior appointments are to be struck down by SC, why have an Executive?
Unnecessarily forcing Judiciary to intervene into Executive and later moaning Judiciary is intervening!
Is this all necessary?
For some. it is.
Chief Vigilance Commissioner P J Thomas resigned from his post on Thursday following the Supreme Court verdict which quashed the appointment of the former bureaucrat.
Soon after the SC judgment was out, Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily [ Images ] met Prime Manmohan Singh [ Images ] where he reportedly told that if Thomas didn’t quit now, he will have to be dismissed.
Meanwhile, the apex court noted that Thomas’ appointment is ‘illegal’ and he must go. The SC also stated that the United Progressive Alliance [ Images ] government ignored the corruption taint on Thomas.
However, the palmolein case was not mentioned in the SC ruling. Thomas is an accused in the case.
The Supreme Court said that the high-powered committee’s recommendation on appointment of Thomas ‘does not exist in law.’
The committee, for whatsoever reason, failed to consider relevant material recommending action against Thomas, SC also noted.
The apex court rejected the government’s contention that vigilance clearance given by the CVC in 2008 was the basis for empanelment of Thomas as a candidate for the post of CVC.
The committee and no government authority focussed on the larger issue of institutional integrity of the office of CVC while recommending the name of Thomas, SC noted.
The apex court stated the touchstone for the appointment of the CVC is the institutional integrity as well as the personal integrity of the candidate.