Senior IPS officer Subodh Kumar Jaiswal has recently been appointed as the Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
- A Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led three-member selection committee had on Monday shortlisted his name for the post.
- Other members of the committee include Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana and Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.
About Subodh Kumar Jaiswal:
- He is a 1985-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Maharashtra cadre.
- Jaiswal is currently the director general of the Central Industrial Security Force.
- The 58-year old officer has also served as Maharashtra’s director general of police in the past
- He was appointed Mumbai Police Commissioner in 2018 and has also worked with the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS).
- He has not only served with the Intelligence Bureau, SPG (Special Protection Group) but also with R&AW (Research and Analysis Wing) for over a decade.
- He was the chief of the Special Investigation Team that probed the Rs 20,000 crore fake stamp paper scam also known as the Abdul Karim Telgi scam and he was also part of the team that probed the 2006 Malegaon blast case.
- In 2009, Jaiswal was awarded the President’s Police Medal for his distinguished service.
About Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI):
- The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is the premier investigating agency of India.
- It was founded on 1 April 1963.
- It operates under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
- Originally, it was set up to investigate bribery and governmental corruption.
- However, in 1965, it received expanded jurisdiction to investigate breaches of central laws enforceable by the Government of India (GoI), multi-state organized crime, multi-agency or international cases.
- CBI is exempted from the provisions of the Right to Information Act.
- CBI is India’s officially designated single point of contact for liaison with the Interpol.
- The CBI headquarter is located in New Delhi.