Bills to extend tenures of CBI, ED chiefs introduced in Lok Sabha

What is the News? The Government of India has introduced the two Bills — Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill 2021 and The Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill 2021 in the Lok Sabha. The Bill seeks to extend the tenure of the CBI and ED chief to a maximum of five years from the present… Continue reading Bills to extend tenures of CBI, ED chiefs introduced in Lok Sabha

Centre brings Ordinances to extend tenure of ED, CBI directors up to 5 years

What is the News? The Government of India has brought two ordinances to extend the tenure of Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) directors up to 5 years. Note: Currently, the tenure of chiefs of ED and CBI is two years. While they can not be removed (with some exceptions) before their tenure… Continue reading Centre brings Ordinances to extend tenure of ED, CBI directors up to 5 years

General consent for CBI: The law, and political reasons for its denial

What is the news? Recently, the Supreme Court expressed concern about states withdrawing general consent to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). About the Case The CBI had filed the affidavit after the court inquired last month about the bottlenecks it faced and the steps it had taken to strengthen prosecutions. In that, the CBI… Continue reading General consent for CBI: The law, and political reasons for its denial

Explained: Dismantling the Ordnance Factory Board

What is the news? The government has decided to dissolve the Ordnance Factory Board (an umbrella body of 41 ordinance factories), which was set up in 1801. All of its units like staff, assets, others will be corporatized under 4 PSU’s. Must read: OFB Corporatisation” Approved by Cabinet About the defence committees and OFB Various… Continue reading Explained: Dismantling the Ordnance Factory Board

CBI, ED can’t keep sword hanging over accused: Supreme Court

Source: Times of India What is the news? The Supreme Court recently stated that the investigation agencies (CBI, ED) should not keep the “sword hanging” over the accused and there must be time-bound completion of investigations. About the case: The Supreme Court is hearing a petition against the delay by the agencies in prosecuting MPs… Continue reading CBI, ED can’t keep sword hanging over accused: Supreme Court

Madras HC’s CBI reform ideas may be unpalatable to GoI. But change along similar lines is sorely needed

Source: Times of India Relevance: This article explains the issues surrounding the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Synopsis: The Madras High Court’s direction to reform CBI, is a reminder for the government to pursue reforms in the organization. Introduction: Recently, the Madras high court issued 12 directions to CBI. These directions are aimed at reforming… Continue reading Madras HC’s CBI reform ideas may be unpalatable to GoI. But change along similar lines is sorely needed

Revaluation of Minority Commission

Source: PIB About National Commission of Minorities(NCM): National Commission for Minorities (NCM) is a statutory body set up in 1993 under the National Commission for Minorities(NCM) Act, 1992. Section 2 of the NCM Act stipulates that ‘Minority’ for the purposes of the Act means a community notified as such by the Central Government. Initially, five… Continue reading Revaluation of Minority Commission