LS Passes Bill on CBI Chief Appointment

Abraham's Offensive Against The CBI
  • Overruling protests by Congress, the Lok Sabha cleared a bill to amend a law on appointment of CBI chief.
  • Congress alleged that the amendments were aimed at keeping the largest opposition party out of the selection process with the government denying the charge.
  • The Delhi Special Police Establishment (amendment) Bill, 2014, makes two amendments.
  • One of which permits the leader of single largest party in Lok Sabha, in the absence of a leader of opposition to be in the selection committee for the appointment of the CBI director.
  • Prime Minister and Chief Justice of India are the other members of the selection panel.
  • This will clear the way for the leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge to have a say in the selection of the successor of CBI director Ranjit Sinha.