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Sanjay Kothari takes oath as Chief Vigilance Commissioner

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New Delhi, Apr 25: Retired IAS officer Sanjay Kothari on Saturday took oath as the Chief Vigilance Commissioner at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Kothari was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind at the event that was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and other senior officials.

Sanjay Kothari takes oath as Chief Vigilance Commissioner

Social distancing was ensured throughout the event whereas all the attendees at the event were seen following COVID-19 protocols.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen with a "gamcha" or cotton scarf while other guests were seen wearing face masks at the ceremony.

Sanjay Kothari, a 1978 batch (retired) IAS officer of Haryana cadre, was secretary to the president before being nominated to the new role.

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