NEW DELHI (TIP): The Supreme Court on September 18 questioned Centre on lack of transparency in the appointment of chief vigilance commissioner and vigilance commissioner. The top court was hearing a petition challenging the method adopted by NDA government to select CVC. Questioning the method adopted by the government, the Supreme Court said there could not be uniformity when Cabinet secretary and 36 other secretaries were individually doing the shortlisting to reduce the number of candidates in zone of consideration from 120 to 20. “Transparency is hallmark of selection procedure and people across should be allowed to apply for the post and not only bureaucrats,” the apex court said. “Government did not want to advertise for the post as it would lead to a deluge of applications,” the AG said. Attorney general assured the apex court that no final decision will be taken in the appointment of CVC till SC decides the legality of the process of shortlisting of candidates for the post. The court has posted the matter for final hearing on October 14.