New Delhi: Government is not considering increase in the fixed tenure of the CBI Chief from two to three years Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.
    
In a written response, Minister of state for Personnel V Narayanasamy said the select committee of Rajya Sabha on Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill has recommended a fixed tenure of two years for CBI Director and Director of Prosecution.
    
"Director, CBI has, while conveying to the Government the concerns of CBI on the Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2011 as passed by the Lok Sabha, recommended, inter alia, that
Director CBI should "continue to hold office for a period of not less than five years," Minister of State for Personnel V Narayanasamy said.
    
He said according to information furnished by CBI, the agency has expressed its views on the issue before various Parliamentary committees that the tenure of the Director should be increased to five years.
    
On the question whether the Government was considering to increase the tenure of the CBI chief from two to three years, the Minister said, "No Sir. Section 4B of the Delhi Special
Police Establishment Act, 1946 provides that the Director, CBI, shall, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the rule relating to his condition of service, continue to hold office for a period of not less than two years from the date on which he assumes office."
    
"The Select Committee of Rajya Sabha which considered the Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2011 has also gone into various aspects relating to strengthening of CBI. In its report on the Bill, the select committee has, inter alia, recommended 'Director of Prosecution and Director of CBI shall have a fixed term of two years." he said.
    
Replying to a separate question, the Minister said CBI had registered 50 cases against 51 people on the allegations of getting jobs using fake caste certificates.

(Agencies)

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