Strengthening of CBI – India tightening intelligence department with more power

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Strengthening of CBI

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) derives its legal powers from Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 as amended by Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003 and Lokpal and Lokayukta Act 2013. No decision has been taken for enactment of a separate act for the CBI.

Steps taken by the Central Government to strengthen the Central Bureau of Investigation are as under:

i. The Director CBI has been vested with greater financial and administrative powers.

ii. Central Government takes various steps to fill up vacant posts expeditiously.

iii. Government has sanctioned additional 92 Special Courts for CBI out of which 88 have become operational.

iv. CBI imparts training to its officers/employees in order to enhance their skills at its training centers. Recently a scheme namely Advanced Certified Course for CBI officers has been started to enhance their investigation skills, forensic data collection, collection of evidence, skills etc by providing them training from National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore and Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore.

v. For upgradation of CBI which inter-alia include modernization, improvement in training, infrastructure, housing & improved condition of work, a plan outlay of Rs. 309.52 crore has been allocated for implementation of various schemes viz Modernization of training Centers in CBI, CBI e-governance, Comprehensive modernization of CBI branches/offices, Construction of CBI office building at Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai and comprehensive modernization and purchase of land/construction of Office/Residence building for CBI etc. over 12th Five Year Plan period.

This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Sukhendu Sekhar Roy in the Rajya Sabha today.

Source : pib.nic.in