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CBI transfers over 300 lower-rung staff members

CBI transfers over 300 lower-rung staff members
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In an attempt to overhaul the CBI, the agency has transferred over 300 lower-rung staff members who are understood to have been posted at a station for over 10 years, officials said.

New Delhi : In an attempt to overhaul the CBI, the agency has transferred over 300 lower-rung staff members who are understood to have been posted at a station for over 10 years, officials said.

In a string of orders issued last week, hundreds of lower division clerks, upper division clerks and inspector rank officials were transferred in a pan India move, they said. The agency has a sanctioned strength of over 7,000 personnel, they said.

On August 21, 2019, Joint Director (admin) A K Bhatnagar had asked heads of various units to prepare a list of officials under them who have been posted at a place for a long time.

In the letter, Bhatnagar had urged the officials to stick to the transfer policy of "annual rotation" as keeping officers at a location creates discipline issues in the agency.

"All HoZs (Head of Zones) are requested to review the posting particular of each individual posted in their zone and send a list of officers and officials," Bhatnagar said in the letter.

The officers were asked to furnish three choices of postings, the letter said.

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