New Delhi : India’s premier Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Monday announced five new projects to modernise the force and make it more competent to efficiently tackle new threats.
“We are launching five new projects – an e-learning project, a new CBI website, smart identity card, in-house newsletter and the new CBI head office building – as taking one step further to modernise the force,” CBI director Vijay Shankar told reporters here.
“The five new projects are a small step in the CBI’s endeavour to upgrade its standards to meet future challenges. We have requested permission to purchase laptops and mobile phones for investigating officers and law officers at an estimated cost of Rs.11 crore (Rs.110 million),” he added.
Speaking about the smart cards, Shankar said these would prevent the misuse of CBI identity cards by mischievous elements.
Launching the projects, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Suresh Pachauri said they would immensely help in the working of the CBI and also enhance its efficiency.
“There is need to introduce changes in the system to equip the CBI to meet the emerging challenges posed by advancement of technology and also to address issues of image, morale and brand building,” Pachauri maintained.