In a first, the government Monday fixed the term of the CBI’s Director of Prosecution (DoP) at two years. The DoP is a crucial office that provides legal opinion on all the bureau’s cases.
The DoP will continue to function under the CBI Director, who also has a two-year fixed tenure.
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The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) issued new rules and opened recruitment to the post for civil servants working in various ministeries.
The DoPT order cited Sub-Sections 8 and 9 of Section 24 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, which mandate
appointment of a person who has been in practise as an advocate for not less than 10 years as a Special Public Prosecutor.