CBI Director may be selected today: Prime Minister, CJI and Leader of Opposition will be involved, Committee may extend Subodh Kumar’s tenure

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Subodh Kumar Jaiswal took over the reins of CBI on 26 May 2021.

A high-level meeting may be held on Saturday for the selection of the CBI director. It will include the Prime Minister, the CJI and the Leader of the Opposition. According to media reports, the committee may extend the tenure of Subodh Kumar Jaiswal. His 2-year term is about to end on May 25.

Jaiswal, a 1985 batch IPS officer of Maharashtra cadre and former Mumbai Police Commissioner, took over the reins of CBI on 26 May 2021.

Jaiswal is considered the master of spies.
Senior IPS officer Subodh Jaiswal is considered an officer of impeccable image. He has also been awarded the President’s Police Medal in 2009 for his excellent work in police service. Jaiswal is also known as the master of spies. He has also served in the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). He has also been Additional Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat. Jaiswal has led the investigation of many big cases.

While in Mumbai Police, he was the chief of the special team probing the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam. Subodh Kumar Jaiswal had also investigated the Malegaon blast in the year 2006. He has also worked in the Intelligence Bureau of the Special Protection Group (SPG) that protects the Prime Minister, former PMs and their families.

Subodh Kumar Jaiswal is a 1985 batch IPS officer of Maharashtra cadre.

Subodh Kumar Jaiswal is a 1985 batch IPS officer of Maharashtra cadre.

Tenure can be extended up to five years
The selection of the CBI director is done through a high level committee. It consists of the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of India and the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha. It has a fixed tenure of two years but can be extended up to five years.

The CBI chief is selected from among the senior most batch of IPS officers.
For this post, the names of the officers of the most senior IPS batch i.e. between 1984 and 1987 are considered. The selection panel selects the CBI director on the basis of seniority, integrity, experience of investigating anti-corruption cases.

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