IPS Subodh Kumar Jaiswal appointed CBI Director for a period of 2 years!!
IPS Subodh Kumar Jaiswal has been appointed as Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a period of 2 years, stated Personnel ministry on Tuesday.
“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has based on the panel recommended by the Committee. Approved the appointment of Shri Subodh Kumar Jaiswal. IPA (MC: 1985) as Direct., Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge of the office or until further orders whichever is earlier,” the ministry said in a statement.
The 1985 batch officer from Maharashtra cadre is currently posted as director general of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
According to the order issued by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC), Jaiswal will take over CBI. The post has been lying vacant since February first week when Rishi Kumar Shukla completed his tenure. Additional Director Praveen Sinha has been looking after the affairs of the premier investigation agency as interim chief since then.
The government notification came this evening after a series of meetings between Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Chief Justice of India and opposition leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.
The decision to appoint Jaiswal at the coveted post was taken following a 90-minute long meeting by the panel, in which Congress leader reportedly opposed to the process adopted for the selection.
Jaiswal will have a fixed tenure of two years in CBI from the day he joins the agency.
The senior officer has earlier served as the Director General of Maharashtra Police before coming to centre on deputation last year.
He has not served in the CBI, though he had been part of the Intelligence Bureau and the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
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