What is ‘general consent’ for the CBI, now withdrawn by Meghalaya?

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   What is ‘general consent’ for the CBI, now withdrawn by Meghalaya? Context: Meghalaya has withdrawn consent to the CBI to investigate cases in the state, becoming the ninth state to have taken this step. Eight other states which had withdrawn consent to the …

Plea in Supreme Court on new Ordinances:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Government policies and issues related.   Supreme Court on new Ordinances Context: Petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court urging the Supreme Court to quash the Ordinances, which allow the Government to extend the tenures of the chiefs of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) …

Autonomy of CBI:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Important organizations.   Context: The Centre has told the Supreme Court that the CBI is an “autonomous body” and it has no ‘control’ over the investigative agency.   What’s the issue? The response came while objecting to a suit filed by the West Bengal Government making the Union of India, and …

General consent to CBI:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   General consent to CBI Context: The Supreme Court has expressed concern over a submission by the CBI that since 2018, around 150 requests for sanction to investigate have been pending with eight state governments that have withdrawn general consent to the agency.   Background: …

The Big Picture – CBI: Should it be within the ambit of RTI and Whistleblower laws?

Summary: As many the controversial cases the CBI has been investigating it seems to be involved in as many controversies itself. The CBI director is accused of meeting the persons who are friends or relatives of those accused under the cases being investigated. According to a former CBI director, it is not appropriate to receive …