New Delhi: Subodh Kumar Jaiswal has been appointed as the new CBI director. The decision to appoint Jaiswal as CBI director was taken at a meeting chaired by the Prime Minister in the evening. The appointment is for two years.
Twelve people, including Kerala Police Chief Loknath Behra, were considered for the post. Out of these, CISF chief Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, Armed Seema Bal DG KR Chandra, and Home Ministry Special Secretary VSK Kaumudi made it to the final list. Jaiswal won the toss and was elected to field.
Supreme Court Chief Justice NV Ramana said the rules should be followed. The Chief Justice had pointed out that those below six months before retirement should not be considered for the post.
Jaiswal is also a former Maharashtra police chief. He has served in the RAW for nine years. He is a 1985 batch IPS officer in the Maharashtra cadre.