Sanjay Kothari retired IAS officer takes oath as Chief Vigilance Officer.

New Delhi : Retired IAS officer Sanjay Kothari, who was secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind, took oath as the new Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) on Saturday, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a communication. President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu were present during the ceremony.

Kothari, an officer from the 1978 batch from Haryana, was named the new CVC by a high powered committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in February this year. In the same meeting, ex-Broadcasting Secretary Bimal Julka was appointed as the next Chief Information Commissioner (CIC).

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

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