Senior IPS officer Anil Kumar Sinha was appointed as the new CBI Director on 2 December 2014. At the time of appointment as Director of CBI, Sinha, a 1979 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre, was serving as a Special Director in CBI.
Anil Sinha will succeed Ranjit Sinha who retired on 2 December 2014. As per an official notification, term of Anil Sinha will be for two years from the date he takes charge.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cleared the name of Anil Sinha who was among the 40 candidates shortlisted by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
About Anil Kumar Sinha
• Sinha has earlier held several important positions in his home cadre
• He has been a part of investigations of a number of disproportionate assets cases
• He has also served as DIG and IG in Special Protection Group, New Delhi, and Additional Secretary in Central Vigilance Commission