P J Thomas, secretary in the Ministry of Telecommunications, is all set to be appointed as the new Central Vigilance Commissioner.
Thomas, a 1973 batch Indian Administrative Services officer of Kerala cadre, is expected to take charge following superannuation of incumbent Pratyush Sinha on Monday, official sources said.
A formal announcement in this regard is likely to be made on Monday.
Sinha, a 1969 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, had assumed office in September 2006.
Thomas's name was cleared by a selection committee comprising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Prithviraj Chavan, they said.
With inputs from PTI