Rajya Sabha passes Bills setting maximum 5-year tenure for CBI, ED chiefs

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What is the news?

Parliament has passed the Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021, and the Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

The Bill extends the tenure of the chiefs of the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate to a maximum of five years from the earlier minimum period of two years.

Must read: Centre brings Ordinances to extend tenure of ED, CBI directors up to 5 years
What are the arguments in support of the Bill?

Firstly, rather than extending, the amendments were actually fixing the upper limit of the tenure of the chiefs.

Secondly, India has among the shortest tenures globally for an investigative agency head. Hence, that’s why the bill was needed.

What are the concerns associated with the ordinances?

– Read here: Extension of terms of CBI, ED chiefs by ordinance goes against SC verdicts

Source: This post is based on the articleRajya Sabha passes Bills setting maximum 5-year tenure for CBI, ED chiefspublished in Indian Express on 15th Dec 2021.

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