Indian govt grants CBI more financial autonomy

New Delhi/January 15
In another move to grant India’s premier investigating agency more financial autonomy, Indian government on Wednesday gave Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director a rank equal to a secretary and relaxed some control over the investigating agency.
The move to give CBI Director the rank of Secretary is aimed at giving the agency more financial autonomy as now it won’t have to seek the permission of government for each and every expense.
Last year, the Supreme Court of India has criticised Indian government for not giving enough autonomy to CBI and while stressing the need for giving the agency more autonomy had even called CBI ‘a caged parrot’.
While the opposition parties had repeatedly criticised Congress led UPA government for misusing and influencing CBI for its political gains.