A high-powered committee led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and comprising Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Congress Lok Sabha floor leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday appointed IPS officer Subodh Kumar Jaiswal as the new Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director.
The 1985 batch officer from Maharashtra cadre is currently posted as director general of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
According to the order issued by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC), Jaiswal will take over CBI. The post has been lying vacant since February first week when Rishi Kumar Shukla completed his tenure. Additional Director Praveen Sinha has been looking after the affairs of the premier investigation agency as interim chief since then.
The decision to appoint Jaiswal at the coveted post was taken following a 90-minute long meeting by the panel, in which Congress leader reportedly opposed to the process adopted for the selection.
Jaiswal will have a fixed tenure of two years in CBI from the day he joins the agency.