APPOINTMENT OF CBI DIRECTOR, CVC AND LOKPAL
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Context: A high-level committee meeting was held at the official residence of the Prime Minister for appointing the new Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director, Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) and Lokpal.
- The meeting was attended by the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of India, the Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha, the Lok Sabha Speaker, the Minister of Home Affairs and other senior officials.
- The meeting was convened to discuss the names of the candidates for the three key posts that are crucial for ensuring transparency and accountability in public administration.
- The high-level committee meeting was expected to finalise the names of the new appointees after considering the recommendations of various selection panels.
- The appointments of the new CBI director, CVC and Lokpal are expected to be announced soon after the high-level committee meeting approves them.
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Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI): https://www.iasgyan.in/daily-current-affairs/central-bureau-of-investigation-cbi
Central Vigilance Commission (CVC): https://www.iasgyan.in/daily-current-affairs/central-vigilance-commission-28
Lokpal and Lokayukta: https://www.iasgyan.in/daily-current-affairs/lokpal-and-lokayukta
Q. Investigation agencies play a vital role in ensuring the rule of law, protecting human rights, and maintaining public order and security. However, they also face many challenges in their work, such as lack of resources, political interference, corruption, and public distrust. How can investigation agencies overcome these challenges and enhance their effectiveness and accountability?