Centre Asks JK to Set Up CBI Court

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NEW DELHI: The Centre today asked the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal to take steps in making special CBI courts functional as early as possible. 

“The state governments of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and West Bengal have been requested to take effective steps in making special CBI courts functional as early as possible,” a communiqué said. 

The issue was discussed during a meeting of principal secretaries of general administration or personnel departments of state governments and union territories today. 

A special CBI court each in Andhra Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, and three in West Bengal have not yet become functional, the action report of the meeting stated. 

The Ministry of Personnel had in May also sought details from state governments on officers transferred by them before completion of minimum prescribed tenure. 

The state governments were also asked details of constitution of Civil Services Board (CSB), that were advised to be formed following a Supreme Court judgement, to decide on posting and transfers of civil servants. 

As per rules, the CSB shall submit a quarterly report in the prescribed form to the central government clearly stating the details of officers recommended to be transferred before the minimum prescribed tenure, along with the reasons for the same. 

The stability of the all India services–Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS)–officers, especially in the states, has been a matter of concern for a long time. 

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