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Maharashtra Chief Minister Says Thomas Appointment as CVC on Basis of Documents Provided by Kerala Govt

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New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today said that the appointment of P.J. Thomas as the chief vigilance commissioner (CVC) was made on the basis of documents provided by the Kerala Government. This statement came after the opposition’s attack on the chief minister over his role in the appointment of the CVC.

“Thomas was appointed on basis of documents.. There is no question of misleading anyone,” Chavan said in his statement in the state assembly.

“The Kerala Government gave a letter on December 2, 2008,” Chavan said. Three names were recommended, including that of Thomas, he said.

In 2007, Thomas was the chief secretary of the Kerala Government. Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) had suggested three names — two retired officers and one serving — for the post of the CVC.

The opposition has held Chavan responsible for the fiasco over the appointment of Thomas as the CVC and has been demanding his resignation on the issue.

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