CSE-2019 | Prelims Daily Quiz 22

Question:

Which of the following statements with regard to the CBI is/are correct?

1. The committee that recommends the appointment of the CBI Director consists of Chief Justice of India among others.

2. The CVC has power to recommend the appointment of CBI officers except CBI Director.

 

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

A) 1 only

B) 2 only

C) Both 1 and 2

D) Neither 1 nor 2

C) Both 1 and 2

  • The CBI Director can be appointed by the Centre only on the basis of a recommendation made by a high-powered committee led by the Prime Minister and including the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha and the Chief Justice of India.
  • The CVC, under Section 4C of DSPE Act, has power only to recommend the appointment, curtail or extend the terms of CBI officers from the level of the Superintendent of Police to above, including the CBI Special Director, but not the CBI Director.