Central Industrial Security Force chief Subodh Kumar Jaiswal has been appointed as the new Central Bureau of Investigation director for two years, according to a personnel ministry order.
Jaiswal is a 1985-batch Indian Police Service officer of Maharashtra cadre. He has also served as Maharashtra’s director general of police in the past.
The Central Bureau of Investigation was working without a regular chief for over three months after Rishi Kumar Shukla completed his two-year tenure on February 3.
A three-member selection committee led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Monday shortlisted Jaiswal’s name.
Chief Justice of India N V Ramana and Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury are the two members of the panel.
The Centre had last month told the Supreme Court that the meeting of the selection committee for the appointment of the CBI director would be convened immediately after May 2.
On April 5, the apex court had asked the Centre to consider convening the meeting before May 2 observing that “in-charge arrangements” for the post cannot go on.