This information was given by minister of state in the ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions Prithviraj Chavan in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. (In Picture: CBI director Ashwani Kumar in a medical check-up)
Meanwhile, in order to facilitate speedy trial of cases investigated by the CBI, the government has decided to set up 71 additional Special Courts, approved 284 posts of prosecuting officers with supporting staff and notified a new scheme for engaging law officers on contract basis for a period up to five years.
Also, various incentives were introduced to fill up the vacancies in the CBI. Those include grant of special incentive allowance at the rate of 25% of pay up to the level of senior superintendent of police and at the rate of 15% for officers above that rank to attract officers on deputation.
It was also decided to divert 77 posts of deputy superintendent of police from deputation quota to promotion quota, as a one time measure in relaxation of recruitment rules to expedite filling up of these posts, a government release said.
MHA joint secretary’s house raided
CBI searched the houses of two senior government officers including one of O Ravi (In picture), a 1983 batch IAS and joint secretary in the ministry of home affairs (MHA). Mr Ravi allegedly accepted a bribe of Rs 25 lakh from a private distiller. Another ministry official, RS Sharma, a director, has been booked for accepting bribes to favour a bulletproof jacket firm, according to media reports.
sets aside 54 bureaucrats’ promotions Pak SC