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President Draupadi Murmu administered oath to Praveen Kumar Srivastava as the new Central Vigilance Commissioner.

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New Delhi: President Draupadi Murmu On Monday, Central Vigilance Commissioner Praveen Kumar Srivastava took oath as the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC). This information has been given in a statement issued by Rashtrapati Bhawan. Srivastava was serving as the acting Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) since December last year after Suresh N Patel’s tenure as Central Vigilance Commissioner ended.

The statement said, ‘Pravin Kumar Srivastavan was sworn in as the Central Vigilance Commissioner in a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan today at 10.30 am. He took the oath of office and secrecy before the President. He took the oath of office and secrecy before the President. Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries were present in this ceremony. One post of Vigilance Commissioner is vacant in Central Vigilance Commission. Currently former Intelligence Bureau chief Arvind Kumar is the sole vigilance commissioner.
Srivastava is a 1988 batch (retd) Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre. He retired as Secretary (Coordination) in the Cabinet Secretariat on January 31 last year. During his tenure as Special Secretary and Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, he handled matters relating to personnel and cadre management of the Indian Police Service (IPS), the Central Armed Police Forces and the general administration of the Union Territories. The tenure of Central Vigilance Commissioner and Vigilance Commissioner is four years or till the incumbent attains the age of 65 years.