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Delhi Police commissioner Alok Verma appointed as new CBI director

Delhi Police Commissioner and Senior IPS officer Alok Kumar Verma was appointed as new Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation. He will have tenure of two years.

He was selected by a three-member committee comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice J S Khehar and Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge.

He will take over from interim director Rakesh Asthana, who was handed the reins of the premier investigating agency after former director Anil Sinha retired on December 2, 2016.

About Alok Verma

  • He is a 1979 batch IPS officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre.
  • Prior to taking charge as the Commissioner of Delhi Police in February 2016, he was the Director General of Tihar jail.
  • He has served in the Delhi Police in number of positions, including DCP (south district), JC of Crime Branch, JCP (New Delhi Range), Special CP (Intelligence) and Special CP (Vigilance).
  • He has also served as the Inspector General (IG) of Police in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and as the Director General of Police (DGP) of Puducherry.

About Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)

  • CBI is the foremost investigative police agency in India. It derives power to investigate from Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946.
  • It was established in 1941 as the Special Police Establishment. It was renamed to present nomenclature in 1963.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Motto: Industry, Impartiality, Integrity.
  • It is headed by Director, an IPS officer of DGP rank. He is selected as per the provisions of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) Act, 2003.
  • The CBI Director is selected by a collegium comprising Prime Minister, Chief Justice of India and Leader of Opposition or leader of the largest party in opposition in Lok Sabha.

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RBI appoints Surekha Marandi as executive director

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has appointed Surekha Marandi as its Executive Director (ED). She was appointed in place of U S Paliwal who retired on December 31, 2016.

In her new role, she will look after Consumer Education and Protection Department, Financial Inclusion and Development Department, and Secretary’s Department of the RBI.

About Surekha Marandi

  • Prior to her promotion as Executive Director, she had served as Principal Chief General Manager and Chief Vigilance Officer in the Reserve Bank over a span of three decades.
  • She has rich experience of three decades in regulatory and supervisory, financial inclusion and development and human resource management areas in the RBI.
  • She has also served on the Boards of United Bank (UB) and Bank of Baroda (BOB). She holds a Master’s Degree from Jadavpur University.

Note: RBI has 11 Executive Directors who are in charge of various departments.

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David R Syiemlieh appointed new UPSC chairman

President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Prof David R Syiemlieh as the Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) as per Article 316 of Constitution.

He will take over from Alka Sirohi and shall remain the head of the organisation till his retirement on January 21, 2018 or till further orders. Prior to this appointment, he was functioning as a UPSC member from June 25, 2012.

Prof David R Syiemlieh is academician, author and historian. He is a former Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh. He is author of several books and articles on the history of North East India. He is credited with discovering the date of death and other details of the last days of Tirot Sing, the Khasi chief of Nongkhlaw who resisted British colonial expansion. 

About Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

  • UPSC is constitutional body that conducts the prestigious civil services examination to select IAS, IFS and IPS officers among others.
  • It has been established under Article 315 of the Constitution and consists of a Chairman and ten Members; appointed and removed by President.
  • The chairman and members of the Commission hold office for a term if six years or until they attain the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.

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