The decision to withdraw the SII, it is learnt, was based on multiple factors, including the fact that not many youths showed interest in taking up employment outside the Valley, and MNCs were unable to provide all opportunities in Kashmir.
The meeting assumes significance as concerns have been expressed by various stakeholders over the Centre-nominated committee — of which five of nine members have dropped out — to assess the implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord and other matters related to the Northeastern states.
The union cabinet, early this month, cleared a proposal to set up a high-level committee to look into the implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord of 1985. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had then said clause 6 “wasn’t fully implemented”.
Express Exclusive | Ex-CBI chief Alok Verma said: "Natural justice was scuttled and the entire process was turned upside down in ensuring that the undersigned is removed from the post of the Director CBI."
Two days ago, when it set aside the October 23, 2018 orders of the CVC and the government divesting Verma of his powers and functions pending inquiry, the Chief Justice of India-led bench had made it clear that the issue of his divestment was “still open”.
Meanwhile, the high-powered selection committee, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, met to decide on the future of Verma. However, no decision was reached, with the committee scheduled to meet again at 4 pm Thursday.
A No Objection Certificate from the MHA will now ensure that names of other institutes in the district, including railway station, High Court and university, are also changed from Allahabad to Prayagraj.
While intelligence agencies have cited heightened security risk to Bhagwat, officials at North Block said they were still evaluating these reports and a decision on Bhagwat’s security would be taken soon.
The final selection of the CBI chief is done on the basis of recommendations of a search committee comprising the Prime Minister as the chairperson, and including the Chief Justice of India and the Leader of Opposition.