New Delhi, Senior IAS officer Alok Kumar has taken over as secretary of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), country's top anti-corruption body.
Kumar, a 1984 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre, has also been entrusted with additional charge of Joint Secretary (Training) under the Ministry of Personnel till completion of his tenure or till posting of his successor, said an official order issued by the Ministry.
The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC), headed by the Prime Minister, has also extended central deputation tenure of Kumar for three months beyond December 13, 2014.
Kumar has taken over as CVC Secretary on Friday.
The vacancy in the CVC was necessitated after K D Tripathi, a 1980 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre, was on September 24 appointed Secretary in Department of Public Enterprises.
Tripathi was holding the additional charge of CVC Secretary from October 1.