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CVC and CBI should be made constitutional bodies to achieve better results
The CAG is independent of the executive and once appointed for six years it can not be removed by the government. CBI is not independent of executive. CVC is another much feared, much maligned, but still a statutory body.

COMPTROLLER AND Auditor General (CAG) Mr. Vinod Rai has proposed a doable solution of giving constitutional backing to key government bodies such as Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and even the proposed Lokpal, to allow them to work independently and effectively.

The CAG is independent of executive and once appointed for six years it cannot be removed by the government. CBI is not independent of executive. CVC is another much feared, much maligned, but still a statutory body. If these institutions need to deliver their best, then they should be made Constitutional Bodies. Mr. Rai conveyed these points recently at a session on Inclusive Governance at the World Economic Forum.

Decisions and action taken by key Government institutions like CBI and CVC when they work independently can be more straightforward in tune with progressing the best interests of the nation rather than allowing them to arrive at crucial decisions through the influence of either the vested groups or through outside interference when enough independence and autonomy is absent.

Therefore, the comments made by Mr. Vinod Rai need to be debated at appropriate levels for making his idea a doable one because it has many merits.

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