NGO opposes Rakesh Asthana's appointment as Spl Director of CBI

ANI | Updated: Nov 02, 2017 20:06 IST

New Delhi [India], November 2 (ANI): A non-governmental organisation (NGO) had filed a plea in the Supreme Court on Thursday challenging the Centre's decision to appoint Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Rakesh Asthana as Special Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

On October 26, Central Vigilance Commissioner K. V. Chowdary said a committee headed by him unanimously cleared the elevation of Asthana as CBI special director.

"All I can say is that the process has been followed and the recommendations have been unanimous," Chowdary said, while addressing a news conference here.

According to Delhi Special Police Establishment Act (DSPE), the CVC-led committee recommends the names of officers for the appointment and extension of their term and following which the CBI director should be consulted by the committee before making any recommendation.

Chowdary said the CBI director is an invitee in the CVC selection committee meeting.

He said his views has been taken into account and unanimous recommendations have been made to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). (ANI)