Retired IAS officer Sanjay Kothari takes oath as Chief Vigilance Commissioner

Retired IAS officer Sanjay Kothari taking oath as the Chief Vigilance Commissioner at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan today.

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday administered the oath of office to Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC)-designate retired IAS officer Sanjay Kothari at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

“At a ceremony held today at 1030 hrs at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Sanjay Kothari was sworn in as the Central Vigilance Commissioner,” a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and others were also present at the ceremony, where everyone was seen wearing face masks due to the coronavirus threat.

Social distancing was also ensured there as chairs were kept apart.

Kothari was working as the Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind. Incidentally, he had been given an extension of three years last year after his initial two years tenure as secretary to the President had expired in 2019.

Kothari, a 1978-batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre, retired in June 2106 as a DoPT secretary. He was in November 2016 appointed as the chief of the government’s head-hunter the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB).