Central Vigilance Commission

The Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021


Dr. Jitendra Singh

Minister of State


The bill proposes to extend the tenure of the CVC (Central Vigilance Commission) director by or up to one year at a time till the completion of 5 years with an aim to streamline the process.


Salient Points ()

The bill seeks to extend the tenure of Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED) by up to 1 year at a time till the completion of 5 years from initial date of appointment.


  • Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003, the Director of Enforcement is appointed by the central government, on the recommendation of a Committee.
  • It defines the minimum tenure term of directors, but maximum tenure is not defined.


03 Dec 2021
09 Dec 2021
13 Dec 2021

WHY (as per the govt)

Salient Points ()

This would streamline the functional hierarchy in the agency. 

The supreme court has defined minimum tenure and not maximum term for CBI and ED chiefs.

WHY NOT (as per the opposition)

Salient Points ()

  • The bill is unclear and does states proper reasons for amendment.
  • The bill would give the free will to the government to extend the tenure whenever it likes.
  • The bill is undemocratic and is against the ruling of Supreme Court.

- Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

  • The bill lacks bonafide intentions on extending the tenure of any officer.
  • It would favour and protect protect the officer who is on good terms with the government.

-N.K. Premachandran



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