Delhi police commissioner Neeraj Kumar and National Investigation Agency (NIA) director general SC Sinha are among the six serving senior IPS officers shortlisted by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to succeed CBI director AP Singh.
Singh is due to retire on November 30.
The list containing the names of the six officers was sent on Tuesday by the DoPT to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) for vetting, said a government source.
Apart from Sinha and Kumar, the list includes the names of CBI special director VK Gupta, director general of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Ranjit Sinha and Orissa director general of police Prakash Mishra, said the source.
The six officers belong to batches between 1974 and 1977.
The tenure of Singh, who became the agency’s director in November 2010, saw the CBI handling several high-profile corruption cases, including the 2G spectrum allocation scam, Commonwealth Games scam, irregularities in coal block
allocations and the National Rural Health Mission scheme scam.
According to the Supreme Court guidelines, after the empanelment, three names from the list would be sent to the Appointments' Committee of the Cabinet for a final decision.
However, the source said that there is also a possibility that the current CBI director may be given a short-term extension.