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Tamil Nadu appoints new vigilance chief as per HC order

August 03,2017  

Tamil Nadu appoints new vigilance chief as per HC order
Tamil Nadu appoints new vigilance chief as per HC order, The state government on Wednesday appointed senior bureaucrat V K Jeyakodi as vigilance commissioner..................

CHENNAI: The state government on Wednesday appointed senior bureaucrat V K Jeyakodi as vigilance commissioner.

Jeyakodi replaced Niranjan Mardi, home secretary, who was holding additional charge of vigilance. The 1984-batch officer will oversee the probe by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) into the gutka scam, allegedly involving a minister and senior police officials.

The appointment of full-time vigilance commissioner comes after Madras high court ordered the state government last week to appoint an "upright officer and a person of unimpeachable integrity" to the post within two weeks.