Avasti was a 1975 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) Uttar Pradesh cadre officer and held senior positions in the CBI, including joint director. He is currently the Director General of Police in Uttar Pradesh.
New Delhi: A high-level committee chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was formed on Monday under the chairmanship of new Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh HC Awasthi, Director General of the Armed Border Force Kumar. Rajesh Chandra and Special Secretary to the Union Home Ministry VS Kamudi have listed the names. Sources said this information.
The IPS of the 1985 cadre are Avasti and Chandra
Avasti was a 1975 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) Uttar Pradesh cadre officer and held senior positions in the CBI, including joint director. He is currently the Director General of Police in Uttar Pradesh. Chandra is a 1975 batch IPS officer and an officer of Bihar cadre. He is currently the Director General of SSB and Kaumudi is a 1986 batch IPS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre. He is the Special Secretary of the Department of Internal Security of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury raised the question
Apart from the Prime Minister, two other members of the committee, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in the Lok Sabha and Chief Justice of India NV Ramanna were also present. The meeting was held at the Prime Minister’s residence. Chowdhury raised questions about the appointment process in a 90-minute standing meeting. He said, ‘The manner in which the selection process was adopted does not match the order of the committee. I was given 109 names and 10 of them were selected earlier today and the names of six out of four were decided. This careless behavior of the staff and training department is highly offensive.
Praveen Sinha is now the director of CBI
Prabin Sinha, a 198-batch IPS officer and Additional Director of CBI, is currently the CBI Director. Sinha was given this responsibility after the retirement of Haashi Kumar Shukla. He retired in February after a two-year term.