New Delhi: Two ordinances have been brought by the Centre to grant extension of tenures for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) chiefs to up to five years. The central agency chiefs currently have a two-year tenure.
President Ram Nath Kovind signed both the ordinances. The top agency chiefs can now be granted extensions every year for up to three years following the completion of the two-year term.
“…Whereas the parliament is not in session and the President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary for him to take immediate action,” the ordinances underscore.
Further, the statements underline that “…no such extension shall be granted after the completion of a period of five years in total including the period mentioned in the initial appointment.”