A total of 1081 cases and 75 preliminary enquiries are pending with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as on December 31, 2016, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.
"As per information received from Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), there are 1081 Regular Cases (RCs) and 75 Preliminary Enquiries (PEs) were pending investigation/enquiry by CBI as on 31.12.2016," Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh informed the Upper House in a written reply today.
The Government, based on assessment of the proposals for creation of posts received from CBI, has increased number of staff by sanctioning 598 new posts for CBI to look after the VYAPAM and chit fund scam cases, the minister said.
Further, the Central Government has taken various steps to strengthen CBI so as to reduce pendency of cases, he said.
The government has approved appointment of 66 Public Prosecutors and also an extension in deputation tenure of 31 Public Prosecutors on contract basis has been granted, the minister said.
The Centre has also sanctioned additional 92 Special Courts for CBI out of which 88 have become operational.
Singh added that power has been delegated to Director, CBI for extending of deputation of inspectors which at present is approved by a Committee consisting of 3 members.
The minister also informed that an advanced certified course for CBI officers has been started to enhance their investigation skills, forensic data collection, collection of evidence etc. by providing them training from National Law School of India University (NLSIU) and Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bengaluru.
“A plan outlay of Rs. 309.52 crore has been allocated for implementation of various schemes viz Modernization of training centers in CBI, CBI e-governance, comprehensive modernization of CBI branches/offices, Construction of CBI office building at Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai and comprehensive modernization and purchase of land/construction office/Residence building for CBI etc. over 12th Five Year Plan period,” Singh conveyed to the house.