CBI does not require permission to probe pre-2014 cases too: SC

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: TH  Context: The Supreme Court of India has ruled that a 2014 judgment declaring a legal provision requiring prior permission for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate corruption cases against senior government officials is retrospective. This means that the provision, Section 6A of the Delhi Special Police …

Parliamentary panel recommends new law to define power, functions of CBI

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Statutory, Regulatory and various Quasi-judicial Bodies   Source: TH  Context: According to a Parliamentary Committee, existing law governing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has many limitations and there is a need to enact new legislation to define its status, functions and powers.   Background: The CBI was established in 1963 …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 14 March 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

Parliamentary Panel on CBI

GS Paper 2 Syllabus: Statutory Bodies   Source: Business Line  Context: The department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice have highlighted that the CBI’s conviction of cases rate has come down while its pendency in courts has escalated  Key points highlighted by the Panel: Decreasing conviction rate: From 743 (2012), the …

Examine the issues that have hindered the performance and autonomy of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the role of judiciary in ensuring that CBI does not act as a “caged parrot”. (250 words)

Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.   4. Examine the issues that have hindered the performance and autonomy of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the role of judiciary in ensuring that CBI does not act as a “caged parrot”. (250 words)   Difficulty level: Moderate   Reference: the Hindu   Why the question: …

What is ‘general consent’ for the CBI, now withdrawn by Meghalaya?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   What is ‘general consent’ for the CBI, now withdrawn by Meghalaya? Context: Meghalaya has withdrawn consent to the CBI to investigate cases in the state, becoming the ninth state to have taken this step.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 …

In regards to civils services, what is the doctrine of pleasure? Does the recent amendment extending tenures of several heads of departments further enhances the doctrine? Critically Examine.

Topic: Role of civil services in a democracy. 3. In regards to civils services, what is the doctrine of pleasure? Does the recent amendment extending tenures of several heads of departments further enhances the doctrine? Critically Examine.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Moderate Reference: The Hindu Why the question: A day after promulgating two ordinances that …

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: …