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Kerala Govt forms new law to avoid nepotism in PSUs

Now onwards, a committee of national level experts will be formed to make appointments

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Publish Date: Oct 13 2016 3:48PM | Updated Date: Oct 13 2016 3:49PM

Kerala Govt forms new law to avoid nepotism in PSUs

In order to avoid favoritism in the appointments in public sector, state government of Kerala has decided to bring a law.  

 
The decision has been taken in cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan that also entrusted Chief Secretary SM Vijayanand with the responsibility to examine the various complaints with regard to the appointments which have become controversial.
 
Further, as solution, it was also decided that from now onwards, clearance from the vigilance department will be mandatory for the senior posts like Managing Director and General Manager in state Public Sector Units (PSUs). 
 
For other posts, a committee of national level experts will be formed to make appointments. 
 
The act is seen as a result of controversy that sparked after Minister E P Jayarajan appointed some of his close relatives in key posts in some state PSUs.