Ending a four-month impasse, the Appointments Committee of the cupboard on weekday named Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Rishi Kumar Shukla because the new Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director.
The committee declared Shukla’s name once the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led choice panel met on weekday evening.
Shukla, a 1983-batch IPS officer, served because the director-general of police (D-G) of Madhya Pradesh, before being appointed because the CBI director.
Shukla takes over from interim chief M. Nageswara Rao, UN agency had stepped in once former chief Alok Verma was far from the post by the choice panel, last month.
According to the notice, Shukla has been appointed for 2 years.
Verma and special director Rakesh Asthana were sent on forced leave by the Centre in October.
The panel comprising Modi, magistrate Ranjan Gogoi and leader of the opposition within the Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, selected the chief from a probable list of twenty-two candidates, per officers aware of the event.
“The war between Alok Verma and Rakesh Asthana was bitter and one that became a petty issue of selecting sides. The new person ought to currently concentrate on restoring the name of the agency, that has taken a colossal beating over the last six months, additionally as boosting worker morale. The panel conjointly has to perceive that the director can take selections, which can not perpetually go down well with the Centre, however the agency should be allowed to operate within the spirit of autonomy,” a former CBI official same on the condition of namelessness.
While RK Shukla was a key frontrunner, Central Reserve police D-G R.R Bhatnagar was conjointly within the list. Rakesh Asthana’s name conjointly patterned within the list of contenders for the highest job.