3 N-E states stalling cbi probe against central staff
Three northeastern states - Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Tripura - are not allowing any investigation by the CBI against the central government employees posted in their respective jurisdiction. Rajesh Ahuja reports.delhi Updated: Dec 17, 2012 00:03 IST
Three northeastern states - Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Tripura - are not allowing any investigation by the CBI against the central government employees posted in their respective jurisdiction.
"We have at least two cases pending as we cannot proceed further due to absence of a notification from the three states that allow investigation of corruption cases against the central government employees posted in these states. We are taking up the matter with the state governments through the ministry of personnel," a senior officer on condition of anonymity said.
The anti-corruption agency, which recently posted an inspector general rank officer as joint director specifically for such cases in the northeastern region, could not get desired result due to lack of enabling notifications from these three states
According to sources, since law and order is a state subject under the Constitution of India, the CBI being a central agency needs consent of the respective state governments for investigating central government employees posted in the states. Most of states give the CBI this consent by way of a notification.
Sometimes the consent is given with few exceptions also. Like, the MP government issued notification for a CBI probe against central government employees. But it excluded the IAS, IPS and IFS officers of the MP cadre serving under the state government at the time of commission of the alleged offence.