The RTI reply mentions that there are four complaints against former CVC K V Chowdary between January 2014 to August 2020.
The move comes after it was noticed that such proposals were not received in the stipulated time period of two months, thus causing delay in processing of vigilance cases.
62-year-old Patel has over three decades of banking experience, and has also worked as the executive director in Oriental Bank of Commerce before taking over as the chief of Andhra Bank.
The name of Kothari was recommended by a high-level selection panel headed by the prime minister in February which was opposed by Congress that had termed the process 'illegal and unlawful'.
Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari claimed that it is clear that the government has a lot to hide and wants the CVC to be a 'rubber stamp'.
The CVC also met senior officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the scam being probed by it.
In the wake of PNB fraud case, CVC issued an advisory to all the public sector banks ordering them to transfer the officers who have completed three years as on December 31, 2017.
Top officials of PNB and the Finance Ministry have been asked to appear before the Central Vigilance Commission on February 19.