CBI has found its new director.
Rishi Kumar Shukla, IPS (MP:1983) is going to lead it.
This crucial post is vacant since January 10 after the bitter exit of ex-chief Alok Verma, who was leading a charged battle against Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana over corruption charges.
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions in a note notified this appointment and said:
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has, based on the panel recommended by the Committee constituted as per Section 4A(1) of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946, approved the appointment ofRishi Kumar Shukla, IPS(MP:1983) as Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) vice Alok Kumar Verma, IPS(AGMU:1979), for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge of the office.
The appointment has come almost after 24 hours of Shukla’s meeting with the PM Modi-led selection committee.
Considered an honest and a rather tough taskmaster and also a patient people’s man, Shukla is at present chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Police Housing Corporation in Bhopal. He was transferred from the post of Director General of Madhya Pradesh Police after senior Congress leader Kamalnath ascension to the top post.