The Committee on Selection of Members of the Anti-Corruption Commission Holds First Meeting

The Committee on Selection of Members of the Anti-Corruption Commission held its first meeting to evaluate documents related to the initial selection of the proposed candidates, in the presence of observers.

The Committee on Selection of Members of the Anti-Corruption Commission is headed by Salma Popalzai, Commissioner of the IARCSC. Inspector General or one of its deputies, one women’s rights advocate from the civil society and one anti-corruption activist from the civil society make up other members of the committee. Head of the Executive Directorate of the Appointments Board of the IARCSC is the secretary of the committee and has no voting rights.

Representatives from relevant agencies, media and Lawyers’ Association of Afghanistan will monitor the selection committee’s activities.

At the first meeting of the Committee on Selection of Members of the Anti-Corruption Commission, held in the IARCSC, documents of 47 candidates were reviewed, as result 23 candidates were approved and 12 were rejected. Another 12 candidates can be still eligible for selection, if they submit the required documents.

The next meeting of the Committee on Selection of Members of the Anti-Corruption Commission will be held next month.

In accordance with the Guideline on the Selection of Members of the Anti-Corruption Commission, a list of candidates for membership of this commission, along with the required documents and certificates, will be submitted to the IARCSC by the relevant government agencies and civil society organizations.

At the end of its meetings, the Committee on Selection of Members of the Anti-Corruption Commission will arrange a list of 15 qualified candidates which would include at least five female candidates, and submit it to Office of the President. The Office of the President will select five qualified candidates which would include at least two female candidates, after consulting government officials and civil society organizations, as members of the Anti-Corruption Commission.