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Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Of The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Of The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI):

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

  • Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was established as the Special Police Establishment in 194.
  • Objective is to investigate cases of corruption in procurement during the Second World War.
  • Later, the Santhanam Committee on Prevention of Corruption recommended the establishment of the CBI.
  • As a result, it was set up in 1963 by a resolution of the Union Home Ministry.
  • The Special Police Establishment setup in 1941 was also merged with the CBI
  • Later, it was transferred to the Ministry of Personnel and now it enjoys the status of an attached office.
  • The CBI is not a statutory body.
  • It derives its powers from the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, of 1946.
  • The CBI is the main investigating agency of the Central Government.
  • The CBI investigates the crime of corruption, economic offences and serious and organized crime other than terrorism.
  • The CBI is headed by a Director who is assisted by a special/additional director.
  • The Director of CBI has been provided security of two-year tenure by the CVC Act, 2003.
  • As per the CVC Act of 2003, the Central Government shall appoint the Director of CBI on the recommendation of a three-member committee consisting of the
    • Prime Minister as Chairperson,
    • Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha
    • Chief Justice of India or Judge of the Supreme Court nominated by him.
    • If there is no recognized leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha, then the leader of the single largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha would be a member of that committee.
  • The CBI Academy is located in Ghaziabad, UP and started functioning in 1996.
  • It also has three regional training centres at Kolkata, Mumbai & Chennai.