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Breaking: Director-General CISF Subodh Kumar Jaiswal Appointed As New CBI Director

Sparsh Upadhyay
25 May 2021 5:01 PM GMT
Breaking: Director-General CISF Subodh Kumar Jaiswal Appointed As New CBI Director
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Director-General CISF Subodh Kumar Jaiswal has been appointed the new chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)."The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has, based on the panel recommended by the Committee constituted as per Section 4A(1) of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946, approved the appointment of Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, IPS(Mh-1985) as Director-Central Bureau...

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Director-General CISF Subodh Kumar Jaiswal has been appointed the new chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

"The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has, based on the panel recommended by the Committee constituted as per Section 4A(1) of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946, approved the appointment of Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, IPS(Mh-1985) as Director-Central Bureau of Investigation for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge of the office," a government notification said.

Jaiswal is a 1985-batch IPS officer of Maharashtra cadre, and is currently serving as the chief of CISF. He has earlier held the positions of Mumbai police commissioner and the Maharashtra DGP. He has also held central posts, and has had long stints in the Intelligence Bureau and the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

The post of CBI Director has been lying vacant since February first week when the then CBI Director Rishi Kumar Shukla completed his tenure, since then, the Additional Director Praveen Sinha has been looking after the affairs of the CBI as its interim chief.

As per the report of NDTV, a meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last evening to select the new chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), wherein Chief Justice of India NV Ramana had emphasized a rule that eliminated from the race at least two government choices.

Also, as reported by The Hindu, stating that the conduct of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has been "obnoxious" during the selection process of a new CBI director and the meeting of the selection panel should be deferred, Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (who is also a part of the panel which selects the CBI chief) submitted a dissent note to the high-powered selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

As per the media report, during the discussions, Chief Justice Ramana raised a "six-month rule", which has never been cited before in the selection of a CBI director. Justice Ramana referred to a Supreme Court judgment that had said that officers with less than six months left in service should not be considered for police chief posts. 

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