Take proactive steps to fill up vacancies in CBI: Parl panel to govt
The CBI must ensure adequate staff to deal with the rising burden of investigations and proactive steps need to be taken to fill up existing vacancies in a time-bound manner, a parliamentary panel has said.
As per official data, out of 7,274 posts in the CBI, 1,594 are vacant.
"The Committee is of the view that the CBI must ensure adequate staffing in order to deal with the rising burden of investigations.
"The process for recruitment of manpower on deputation should be initiated well in advance before vacancies arise so that the gap between occurrence of vacancies and their filling is reduced to the minimum possible," Department-Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice said in its recent report.
The panel had earlier expressed concern over the state of affairs relating to the vacancy position in the CBI.
"The Committee is apprehensive that unless the present malady of massive vacancy is not corrected immediately, the very purpose of establishment of the CBI would be eroded and its credibility tarnished.
"At this juncture when the nation envisages the premier investigating agency of the country to be at par with their international counterparts, performance and result-oriented and equipped to combat the challenges of international pressures of transnational terrorism, cyber-crimes and corruption, the Committee is disheartened that the CBI is crippled with a very basic requirement, shortage of manpower," it had said.