The Supreme Court will hear, on April 29, a plea seeking quashing of the appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) KV Chowdary and Vigilance Commissioner (VC) TM Bhasin as their appointment was allegedly in breach of the principle of "institutional integrity".
A bench of Chief Justice TSThakur and Justice Uday Umnesh Lalit said that matter would be heard on April 29 — the day it is listed for hearing — after senior counsel Ram Jethmalani mentioned it for an early hearing, saying that a man who should not have been there was enjoying the fruits of his appointment.
As the bench asked about the date when he would like the matter to be heard, Jethmalani said that it is listed for hearing on April 29 and that should not be disturbed.
"It will not be disturbed," Chief Justice Thakur told Jethmalani assuring him that the matter would be heard on the day it is listed for hearing.
The apex court had on August 13, 2015, issued notice to the central government on a petition by NGO Common Cause seeking quashing of the appointment of Chowdary and Bhasin as their appointment violated the principle of "institutional integrity".
The notice was also been issued to Chaudhary and Bhasin.
The NGO’s counsel Prashant Bhushan had in an earlier hearing urged the court to direct the government to make available the minutes of the meeting wherein Chowdary and Bhasin were appointed, as well as seeking the material that was placed before the Selection Committee relating to them.