Nageswara Rao ousted as CBI additional director, posted as DG Fire Serviceshttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/cbi-nageshwar-rao-ips-transfer-narendra-modi-cbi-vs-cbi-5817593/

Nageswara Rao ousted as CBI additional director, posted as DG Fire Services

On January 10, M Nageswara Rao, additional director in CBI, was made interim chief till the appointment of a new director, after the removal of CBI chief Alok Verma.

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Rao, a 1986-batch IPS officer from Odisha cadre, held the position of interim chief of the CBI twice.

CBI Additional Director M Nageswara Rao, who acted as interim director for over three months after Alok Verma was removed from the post overnight in October last year, was shunted out on Friday.

A government order said his tenure in the CBI had been “curtailed” and he has been appointed as Director General of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards. The government has specially downgraded this post to accommodate Rao, who is an Additional DG-level officer.

Earlier, after being ousted from the CBI, Verma was posted as DG, Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards — a post that he never took.

“Upon the curtailment of tenure of Shri M Nageswara Rao, IPS (OD 1986), Additional Director CBI, by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet and placing of his services with the Ministry of Home Affairs, the competent authority has approved his appointment as Director General, Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards, by temporarily downgrading the post to the level of Additional Director General, for a combined tenure upto his superannuation on July 31, 2020 or until further orders, whichever is earlier,” said a Ministry of Home Affairs order.