"We are of the considered view that all the organizations including the CBI were conceived with a noble objective that they would function as an independent body and act as perhaps the last resort to seek justice...,” he said.

"Therefore, we would like to restore the credibility of CBI in order to ensure that people of this country have confidence that at least they have one agency which would be giving them a fair deal," Singh told reporters after taking over the charge of Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions here.

The Ministry acts as nodal department to provide administrative support for functioning of the CBI.

To a question as to how would he allay the notion of referring Central Bureau of Investigation as 'Congress Bureau of Investigation', he said the government will "not have any personal agenda" with regards to the agency's working.

"Narendra Modi government would ensure whatever independence they (CBI) need to discharge its function. We will try to give that (whatever autonomy may require) so that the objective by which the agency has been formed do not take back seat," said Singh.

He said the government was committed to provide maximum governance and minimum government.     


Singh said all important work including appointment of chairperson and members of anti-corruption body Lokpal would be taken up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"One by one, each of the subjects will be scheduled to be taken up by the Prime Minister and whatever decision is taken you would know in course of time,” Singh said.

"The decision would be taken up purely on the basis of objectivity and not on any subjective considerations of the political parties in form," he added.

(Agencies)

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