IPS Subodh Kumar Jaiswal has been appointed Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a tenure of 2 years, stated Personnel ministry on Tuesday.
“The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet has based on the panel recommended by the Committee approved the appointment of Shri Subodh Kumar Jaiswal. IPA (MC:1985) as Direct, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge of the office or unit further orders whichever is earlier,” ministry said in a statement.
Jaiswal is a 1985-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and had earlier held the office as Maharashtra director general of police. He is at present the director general of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
The post of CBI director is vacant since the then incumbent Rishi Kumar Shukla retired on February 4 after a two-year period. The charge of the post was handed to Additional Director Praveen Sinha, a 1988-batch Gujarat cadre IPS officer, till a formal appointment is made. Sinha was given the additional charge after the retirement of Rishi Kumar Shukla in February after a two-year tenure.