New Delhi: A 1975-batch Gujarat cadre IAS officer, D K Sikri is set to be the next Central VigilanceCommissioner, replacing Pradeep Kumar, who will retire next month.
PMO sources said after Sikri’s hour-long meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, his name is considered “almost clear” for the top post of CVC.
The CVC selection panel comprises the Prime Minister,Lok Sabha Speaker and leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha but there is no leader of opposition post in the current Lok Sabha.
Sikri was among the IAS officers in a list that had been forwarded to the PMO during during Congress-led UPAgovernment for the post of Vigilance Commissioner.
The UPA government had not considered it, partly because he was a Gujarat cadre officer and was considered close to Modi.
Sikri retired as Justice Secretary in the month of July last year. Sikri has also served as Secretary in women and child development ministry. earlier.
He had served in Gujarat in key posts under various government including the government led by Narendra Modi.
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