|Ms Ramasundaram (File Photo)|
1. Ms Ramasundaram is the first woman additional director in CBI. But because of a sequence of events that unfolded, she could not discharge her functions in the investigative agency.
2. She is a 1980 batch Tamil Nadu cadre IPS officer holding the rank of a director general of police (DGP).
3. The then CBI chief Ranjit Sinha wanted Ramasundaram as his deputy, but Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) recommended another IPS officer's name resulting into a massive controversy.
4. Finally, the Centre relented, and Ramasundaram joined the CBI on May 8, 2014, merely days before the new government took charge.
5. But on the day she joined the CBI, she was suspended by the Tamil Nadu government on the ground that she was not following rules before joining the CBI.
6. In fact, the problem occurred as she (then working as director general in Tamil Nadu Uniformed Service Recruitment Board) was not formally relieved by the state government. So, how could she join at a Central agency?
7. Her appointment was challenged in Allahabad High Court, but the court rejected the PIL.
8. Then, a writ petition was filed in the Supreme Court by journalist Vineet Narain arguing that her appointment was not in accordance with the procedure under Delhi Special Police Establishment Act.
9. The Supreme Court sent notices to the Centre and restrained her from discharging her functions in the CBI.
10. The case is currently on in the Supreme Court. And the outcome will impact her new appointment.