The Central government has appointed Madhya Pradesh cadre IPS officer Rishi Kumar Shukla as the CBI Director.
Mr. Shukla, a 1983-batch IPS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre, has been appointed for a two-year term, and will take over from M. Nageshwar Rao, who took charge as the interim director from Alok Kumar Verma on October 24.
Mr. Rao’s appointment had triggered a series of court cases and was seen as the fallout of a tussle between Mr. Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana for the past one year.
Mr. Shukla’s name was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the approval by the selection committee comprising the Prime Minister, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Opposition leader Mallikarjun Kharge.
The selection committee held its meeting on February 1 to decide on the names from which a panel was prepared for the ACC's approval.