CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on Saturday said that the CBI’s golden jubilee celebration is also an occasion for introspection.
Sinha made these remarks while addressing the 14th D P Kohli memorial lecture, organised as a part of the investigative agency’s golden jubilee celebrations. The CBI was set up in 1963 and its first director was D P Kohli.
Anti-corruption is moving to the mainstream of international economic relations, he said. The increasing engagement of the Indian economy with Association of South East Asian nations (ASEAN), European Union (EU), and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and member countries is expected to have major implications on the nature of our work. The CBI has to prepare to work across the globe, he added.
While talking about plans for the golden jubilee celebrations of the CBI in 2013, Sinha said that for the first time, the CBI would hold an international anti-corruption conference inviting experts from leading international law enforcement bodies as also representatives from national institutions like the Planning Commission, Enforcement Directorate, Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
President's medal for 7 CBI officers
Seven staff of the CBI received the President’s Police Medal, presented by President Pranab Mukherjee, on the occasion.
Keshav Kumar, Joint Director of the CBI, head of Mumbai zone and NS Kharyat, Assistant Director, Interpol, CBI, New Delhi are among those who received the award.