Former Central Board of Direct Taxes, KV Chowdary took an oath on Wednesday as the new Central Vigilance Commissioner.
“My priority would be to move along with my two colleagues and see that we build a very strong vigilance mechanism,” Chowdary told CNN-IBN. Responding to senior advocate Ram Jethmalani’s reservations about the decision, Chowdary said, “I am clear in my mind and heart that I have not done anything wrong. I go by rules book but not by allegations made.”
IAS officer Vijai Sharma also took oath to office as the new Central information Commissioner on Wednesday.
The ceremony was administered by India’s President Pranab Mukherjee.
Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani had reportedly criticised the NDA government’s decision to appoint KV Chowdary as the CVC.
The post of the Chief Information Commissioner had been lying vacant for over nine months after Rajiv Mathur’s term ended in August 2014, while Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar completed his term in September last year.