New Delhi: The efforts of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials to bring more transparency in the departmental functioning suffered a jolt as the Parliamentary Standing Committee has snubbed its suggestions.

CBI officials had called for a more transparent system to appoint the Director for the investigating agency. Under the present scenario, any official close to the Central government was named for the important post. Therefore, one could not expect a fair probe against the Centre. 

As per the CBI suggestions, a committee comprising Prime Minister, Leader of Opposition and head of a constitutional body should be constituted to finalise the name of Director of the investigating agency.

The agency is making a strong pitch for ensuring that its legal authority and operational effectiveness are not diluted when the proposed Lokpal is brought into practice, CBI sources said.

The CBI officials had also raised the issue for a longer tenure of a Director as it would help in matter related to the unit.

The agency is making a strong pitch for ensuring that its legal authority and operational effectiveness are not diluted when the proposed Lokpal is brought into practice, CBI sources said.

JPN/Bureau