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Parliament panel expresses concern over acute staff shortage in CBI

Expressing concern over acute staff crunch in the CBI, a Parliamentary panel on Wednesday said the shortage may “adversely impact the quality of investigation” and asked the government to ensure that the vacancies are filled promptly.

The department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, in its report tabled in Parliament, also asked the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to fast-track and dispose off cases against erring CBI officials as early as possible and appoint full-time Chief Vigilance Officers (CVO) in all departments and ministries. Emphasis must be laid on cases pending for over two years, it said. 

“The Committee is concerned at the large number of vacant positions in the CBI. On one hand, the number of investigations being entrusted to CBI is rising but on the other hand, there is an acute staff crunch. The Committee fears that if this situation persists for long, it may adversely impact the quality of investigation by CBI,” the Committee said. 
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