President Ram Nath Kovind signed two ordinances on Sunday


Posted on 14 November 2021


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On Sunday, President Ram Nath Kovind signed two ordinances allowing the Centre to extend the terms of the directors of the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate from two to five years. The chiefs of the Central Agency currently serve for a fixed two-year term, but they can now be extended three times a year. While the CBI Director's tenure was changed by changing the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act of 1946, the ED Director's tenure was changed by altering the Central Vigilance Commission Act of 2003. The action came only days before Sanjay Kumar Mishra, the current ED chief, was set to step down on November 17.


Key Points


  • On Sunday, President Ram Nath Kovind signed two ordinances allowing the Centre to extend the terms of the directors of the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate from two to five years.

  • The action came only days before Sanjay Kumar Mishra, the current ED chief, was set to step down on November 17.