CBI Director selection Highlights: PM Modi-led selection committee meet concludes, no decision on CBI chief

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Updated:Jan 24, 2019 10:07:43 pm

CBI Director appointment Highlights: The post of the CBI chief has been lying vacant since January 10.

CBI Director appointment committee meeting Highlights: PM Modi-led panel meeting underway

CBI Director selection committee members Highlights: The meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led selection committee to decide on the next CBI Director remained inconclusive on Thursday. A list of eligible officers along with their dossiers was shared with the panel members but no decision has been taken so far. Another meeting of the panel is likely to be held soon to finalise the name. The meeting, which was held at the prime minister’s official residence 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, was attended by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge.

Talking to reporters after the meeting, Kharge said, “There was discussion on the names. There was no mention of their career details including relevant experience. We (referring to CJI Gogoi) have asked them to provide all the necessary details. The next meeting will be convened may be by next week”.

The post of the CBI chief has been lying vacant since January 10 after the unceremonious exit of Alok Verma, who was engaged in a bitter fight with Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana over corruption charges.

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CBI Director appointment Highlights: PM Modi-led panel to meet today

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  • 20:42 (IST)

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    The Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led selection committee is likely to meet again to finalise the name of the new CBI chief. In today's meeting, around 70 names of probable CBI Director were taken up for discussion, according to reports. In addition to PM Modi, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Justice AK Sikri, who was representing Chief Justice of India (CJI), took part in the meeting at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg.

  • 18:48 (IST)

    CBI Director appointment LIVE Updates: Meeting underway at PM Modi's residence

    The meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led high powered committee is underway at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi, according to media reports. Besides Modi, the Select Committee comprises of Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Justice AK Sikri.

  • 13:49 (IST)

    CBI Director appointment LIVE Updates: Who all in the race?

    Among the names doing the rounds are those of Mumbai Police Commissioner Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, a 1985-batch IPS officer, Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police OP Singh and National Investigation Agency (NIA) chief YC Modi. Leader of opposition Mallikarjun Kharge had given a dissent note at the previous meeting in which the decision was taken to shunt Alok Verma out, a day after he was reinstated by the Supreme Court.

  • 12:57 (IST)

    CBI Director appointment LIVE Updates: DoPT shortlists names

    Today's meeting comes days after the government removed Alok Verma as the chief of CBI. At present, Nageswara Rao is working as the Interim Director of the investigative agency. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has already shortlisted the names from among some 10 Director General-level IPS officers for the agency's top post. The list included the names of senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officers of the 1983, 1984 and 1985 batches.

  • 11:48 (IST)

    Plea in SC challenging appointment of Rakesh Asthana as DG, BCAS

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  • 11:40 (IST)

    CBI new Director appointment: Justice Sikri recuses himself from bench hearing petition against Nageswara Rao's appointment

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  • 10:46 (IST)

    CBI new Director appointment LIVE: Government curtails tenure of Rakesh Asthana

    The government recently curtailed the tenure of CBI’s Special Director Rakesh Asthana, who was sent on forced leave by the government. The tenures of three more officers — Joint Director Arun Kumar Sharma, Deputy Inspector General Manish Kumar Sinha and Superintendent of Police Jayant J Naiknavare — were also curtailed. The decision was taken days after Alok Verma was shunted out of the post of CBI director.

  • 10:27 (IST)

    CBI Director appointment: Selection committee to meet today

    CBI selection committee to meet today. At today's meeting, the members will discuss the probable names for the CBI Director post. The meeting will take place at 7, Lok Kalyan Marge, the official residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

20:42 (IST)24 Jan 2019
CBI Director appointment LIVE Updates: Selection Committee to meet again

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led selection committee is likely to meet again to finalise the name of the new CBI chief. In today's meeting, around 70 names of probable CBI Director were taken up for discussion, according to reports. In addition to PM Modi, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Justice AK Sikri, who was representing Chief Justice of India (CJI), took part in the meeting at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg.

20:29 (IST)24 Jan 2019
CBI Director appointment LIVE Updates: Meeting of high-level committee concludes
19:34 (IST)24 Jan 2019
CBI Director appointment LIVE Updates: PM Modi-led panel voted against Alok Verma

In an earlier meeting, Alok Verma was removed as CBI chief within 48 hours after he was reinstated by the Supreme Court in January. The PM Modi-led panel voted against Verma's continuance as CBI chief in light of the CVC report and “the extremely serious nature of observations made by the CVC against Verma”. The Leader of opposition Mallikarjun Kharge had given a dissent note at the previous meeting in which the decision was taken to shunt Alok Verma out.

18:48 (IST)24 Jan 2019
CBI Director appointment LIVE Updates: Meeting underway at PM Modi's residence

The meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led high powered committee is underway at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi, according to media reports. Besides Modi, the Select Committee comprises of Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge and Justice AK Sikri.

17:09 (IST)24 Jan 2019
CBI Director appointment: PM Narendra Modi-led panel to discuss these names

J K Sharma and Parminder Rai from the 1982 batch - the senior most but lacking experience in the CBI - are among the officers whose name would be discussed at the meeting. Rai, a Haryana-cadre officer who is set to retire on January 31, 2019, is Director General, State Vigilance Bureau, which makes him eligible for the post.

15:42 (IST)24 Jan 2019
Interim CBI director transfers 20 officials

Interim CBI Director Nageswara Rao, in a major reshuffle on Tuesday, transferred 20 officers, which included investigation officer of the 2G scam case, Vivek Priyadarshi, who has been transferred to Chandigarh.

15:02 (IST)24 Jan 2019
CBI Director appointment: CJI recuses from hearing challenge to appointment of Nageswara Rao as acting CBI chief

Earlier, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had recused himself from hearing a plea by NGO Common Cause challenging the appointment of M Nageswara Rao as the interim Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after the ouster of Alok Verma. The selection panel comprises the Prime Minister, leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha and the Chief Justice. Thus its members are Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and CJI Ranjan Gogoi.

13:49 (IST)24 Jan 2019
CBI Director appointment LIVE Updates: Who all in the race?

Among the names doing the rounds are those of Mumbai Police Commissioner Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, a 1985-batch IPS officer, Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police OP Singh and National Investigation Agency (NIA) chief YC Modi. Leader of opposition Mallikarjun Kharge had given a dissent note at the previous meeting in which the decision was taken to shunt Alok Verma out, a day after he was reinstated by the Supreme Court.

12:57 (IST)24 Jan 2019
CBI Director appointment LIVE Updates: DoPT shortlists names

Today's meeting comes days after the government removed Alok Verma as the chief of CBI. At present, Nageswara Rao is working as the Interim Director of the investigative agency. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has already shortlisted the names from among some 10 Director General-level IPS officers for the agency's top post. The list included the names of senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officers of the 1983, 1984 and 1985 batches.

11:48 (IST)24 Jan 2019
Plea in SC challenging appointment of Rakesh Asthana as DG, BCAS

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday challenging the appointment of former CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana as Director General of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). The petition, filed by advocate M L Sharma and likely to come up for hearing this week, said the appointment was in contradiction to the law and Asthana be suspended in view of the pending investigation against him. The Delhi High Court had on January 11 refused to quash the FIR lodged against Asthana on bribery allegations and set a 10-week deadline to complete the investigation. The government on January 18, however, appointed Asthana as director of the BCAS, India's regulatory authority for civil aviation security.

11:40 (IST)24 Jan 2019
CBI new Director appointment: Justice Sikri recuses himself from bench hearing petition against Nageswara Rao's appointment

Bench led by Justice Sikri listed CBI interim director matter for hearing tomorrow before a different bench. Supreme Court Justice A K Sikri recused himself from hearing plea challenging appointment of M Nageswara Rao as CBI interim director.

10:46 (IST)24 Jan 2019
CBI new Director appointment LIVE: Government curtails tenure of Rakesh Asthana

The government recently curtailed the tenure of CBI’s Special Director Rakesh Asthana, who was sent on forced leave by the government. The tenures of three more officers — Joint Director Arun Kumar Sharma, Deputy Inspector General Manish Kumar Sinha and Superintendent of Police Jayant J Naiknavare — were also curtailed. The decision was taken days after Alok Verma was shunted out of the post of CBI director.

10:40 (IST)24 Jan 2019
CBI Director appointment LIVE Updates: Alok Verma shifted to Fire department

The government had on January 10 sacked Alok Verma from the post and shifted him as Director General Fire Service, Homeguard and Civil Services. Verma, however, refused to take up the new post and quit.

10:27 (IST)24 Jan 2019
CBI Director appointment: Selection committee to meet today

CBI selection committee to meet today. At today's meeting, the members will discuss the probable names for the CBI Director post. The meeting will take place at 7, Lok Kalyan Marge, the official residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

A CBI office building in New Delhi. *** Local Caption *** A CBI office building in New Delhi. Express photo by Purushottam Sharma 22-02-2011According to news agency, the panel will hold the meeting to discuss names of a new CBI Director and announcement of the new director of the CBI is likely to be made public by evening. Earlier, the committee had removed Alok Verma from the post on the recommendation of the CVC for his involvement in corruption. The government had suspended Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana last year after the two accused each other of graft. The government had then appointed M Nageshwara Rao as interim chief of the CBI. The Supreme Court earlier this month revoked the suspension of Verma and set aside the appointment of M Nageshwar Rao as the agency's interim chief. After the Supreme Court's recent order, the committee had met and sacked Verma. The panel again appointed Nageshwara Rao as interim Chief. On January 15, Kharge wrote a strong letter to PM Modi attacking the appointment of Nageshwara Rao as the interim chief of CBI and sought an immediate meeting of the Selection Committee.
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