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CISF DG Subodh Jaiswal Appointed Director of CBI | India News


NEW DELHI: Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, a 1985 IPS officer who serves as the CEO of CISF, was appointed director of CBI on Tuesday. He was chosen from a short list of three officers, the other two being SSB chief Kumar Rajesh Chandra and special secretary of the Interior Ministry VSK Kaumudi, approved by the selection committee led by the prime minister on Monday.
Jaiswal, who was the highest ranking officer on the panel, will have a fixed term of two years from the date he takes office as director of CBI, or until further orders, whichever comes first.
The shortlist of three officers was approved by the high-powered selection committee, consisting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, CJI NV Ramana, and Lok Sabha Congressional Leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, after the CJI cited an eligibility rule. regarding the minimum six-month remaining period, in a 2019 Supreme Court ruling that ironically referred only to state DGP appointments. The criteria eliminated several applicants, including BSF DG Rakesh Asthana and NIA DG YC Modi.
While Asthana will be retiring on July 31, Modi is retiring at the end of this month. The three on the shortlist approved by the selection panel were the highest ranking officers left in the count after those with less than six months in office were eliminated. An IPS officer from the Maharashtra cadre, Jaiswal has served as CISF Director General since January. The CBI director position has been vacant since the beginning of February, when Rishi Kumar Shukla’s term ended. Additional Director Praveen Sinha has served as Acting Chief ever since.

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