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Group of Ministers holds meet over CBI autonomy

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, May 23, 2013
First Published: 22:14 IST(23/5/2013) | Last Updated: 14:20 IST(24/5/2013)

Pushed by the Supreme Court to come out with measures to give greater independence to CBI, the centre is mulling options to bring a balance between the probe agency's autonomy and accountability.

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The Group of Ministers (GoM) on the issue, headed by finance minister P Chidambaram, met for the first time on Thursday. After the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), gave a presentation before the panel-that highlighted current laws and previous court judgment on the Vineet Narayan case-the ministers discussed if a new law is required to adhere to the SC's directions.

"We identified the issues that need to be addressed," Chidambaram said.

Union minister Kapil Sibal also pointed out that the broad parameters of 'CBI's independence' need to be defined.


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