The Center issued two orders on Sunday extending the terms of office of the directors of the Enforcement Administration (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for up to five years.
The current terms of office of the ED and CBI leaders are two years.
The Ministry of Law and Justice has announced that the Delhi Special Police (Establishment) Decree of 2021 and the Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Decree of 2021 will enter into force immediately.
The Delhi Special Police (Establishment) Ordinance will amend the 1946 Delhi Special Police Act to add a clause that reads: public interest: upon the recommendation of the Committee in accordance with subsection (1) of section 4A and for reasons to be recorded in writing, renew up to one year at a time: provided that such renewal is not granted after a period of only five years has ended, including the period specified at the time of the initial appointment. “
The Decree (Amendment) on the Central Oversight Commission of 2021 will amend the Law on the Central Oversight Commission of 2003.
The newly added clause reads: “Provided that the period during which the Enforcement Director holds office upon his initial appointment may, in the public interest, on the recommendation of the Committee under clause (a) and for reasons to be recorded in writing form, renewable for up to one year at a time: provided that such renewal is not granted after the end of the five-year period, including the period indicated at the time of the original appointment. “
The ministry said the decrees are issued by the president because parliament is not currently in session.