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Parliament passes bills to extend tenure of CBI, ED chiefs

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NEW DELHI: The Parliament on Tuesday passed two bills to replace the ordinances promulgated in November to enable extension of tenure of the directors of the CBI and ED to a maximum of up to five years, which, junior personnel minister Jitendra Singh said has been done by the government to check corruption and ensure and enhance transparency.

The bills were passed in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday through a voice vote, amid a walkout by opposition members over the suspension of 12 MPs. The Lok Sabha had cleared the bills on December 9.

Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge (Cong) asked RS deputy chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh to revoke the suspension and allow the 12 suspended members to participate in the debate. When this was not allowed, most of the opposition members walked out.

Moving the bills for consideration, Singh justified the amendments saying that they set out the limit of the tenure replacing the earlier provision that stated “a minimum of two years” but did not specify the upper limit for the tenure of the directors of CBI and ED.

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