CVC puts CBI Special Director’s appointment on hold for now
With controversy surrounding the appointment of a Special Director in CBI, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on Monday decided to put the process on hold till the constitution of the next government. A meeting was called by the CVC to decide on one name among a panel of eligible officers that included Prakash Mishra, DGP of Odhisa, K S Balasubramaniam, DGP (Kerala) and Rajan Gupta, chief of Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), sources said.
However, the names for appointment of one DIG and five SPs were cleared during the meeting, sources said. The meeting was chaired by Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar and two Vigilance Commissioners, J M Garg and Rajiv, Home Secretary Anil Goswami, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) Secretary S K Sarkar and CBI Director Ranjit Sinha. As per rules, the name of one officer shortlisted during the meeting has to be sent to the Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by PM Manmohan Singh for further orders. Among three officers considered eligible for the post of Special Director, Mishra has the longest tenure till February 2016. Balasubramaniam and Gupta would be retiring by May 2015.