PM Modi inaugurated CBI’s diamond jubilee celebrations

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PM Modi inaugurated CBI’s diamond jubilee celebrations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on 3rd April at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

An overview of the news

  • A investiture ceremony was also held for the recipients of the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service and the Gold Medal for Best Investigating Officers of the CBI.

  • During the ceremony, PM Modi presented medals to all the awardees.

  • The PM also inaugurated the newly constructed office complexes of the CBI in Shillong, Pune and Nagpur. 

  • He released a postage stamp and a commemorative coin marking the diamond jubilee celebration year of the CBI.

  • He also launched the agency’s Twitter handle.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)

  • The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was set up in 1963 by a resolution of the Ministry of Home Affairs. 

  • It is the premier investigating police agency in India.

  • It is not a statutory body but it is empowered to investigate under the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946.

  • The establishment of the CBI was recommended by the Santhanam Committee (1962–1964).

  • Headquarter - New Delhi

  • It works under the Ministry of Personnel, Pension & Public Grievances, Government of India. 

  • The Ministry comes under the direct purview of the Prime Minister’s Office.

  • The Motto of CBI is - Industry, Impartiality, Integrity. 

  • The CBI is headed by a Director, who is responsible for the overall management and functioning of the agency.

  • Director General - Subodh Kumar Jaiswal 

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