New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has appointed Rishi Kumar Shukla, a 1983-batch IPS officer from the Madhya Pradesh cadre, as its new Director. Shukla earlier held the post of Director General of Police of Madhya Pradesh.
“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has, based on the panel recommended by the Committee constituted as per Section 4A(1) of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946, approved the appointment of Rishi Kumar Shukla, IPS(MP-1983) as Director-Central Bureau of Investigation for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge of the office,” the government statement said.
The Leader of Opposition and senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge in a dissent note to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday objected Shukla’s appointment citing that the officer lacks experience in anti-corruption probes.
The candidates narrowed down were all IPS officers belonging to the 1983 and 1984 batches, with reports indicating that the panel may arrive on a final decision in the matter on Saturday, the Times of India reported. During the Friday meeting, the panel went through the shortlist of around 30 IPS officers, who have been selected from a long list of 80 eligible officers belonging to the 1983-85 batches. Out of the 30, the high-powered panel narrowed down the list to five candidates.