New Delhi: CBI may become the first police organisation to adopt modern performance appraisal system which is being designed for its personnel in consultation with experts from IIM-Bangalore on the lines of corporate sector bringing in rewards and incentives.
The agency today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IIM, Bangalore in which one of the aspects is to understand and suggest changes in the performance appraisal system of CBI which at present is driven by statistics.
"For instance, one of the issues we need to examine is to redefine the existing ways of measuring our work output. Whether one RC (regular case) or PE (preliminary enquiry) should constitute one unit of work," Joint Director R S Bhatti said at the time of signing of the MoU.
As of now, a major parameter to the appraisal of CBI officers is based on number of cases successfully investigated and disposed by them.
The agency will use the relationship with the premier management institute to bring host of changes including the introduction of Management Information System which would help senior officers placed across the country to monitor the work being done by subordinates in distant locations.
Although the work was going on for the last six years but it was the push of present Director Ranjit Sinha and former Special Director Saleem Ali which saw the formal signing of MoU between two eminent organisations.
"The objectives are wide in scope and broad in range to cover all aspects of the working of CBI, right from human resource management to performance management, which are top priority areas for the CBI," Sinha said in his speech.
The Director asked officers concerned to approach IIM, Bangalore to undertake study and analysis of core issues that affect the competence of CBI and come up with scientific and rational solutions to achieve excellence.
He also said that agency is considering setting up a Centre of Excellence that will build knowledge partnerships with leading national and international institutions in the fields of investigation, prosecution, technology, forensics and management.
The officers told that this is going to be a comprehensive partnership where IIM experts and CBI officers will identify issues where help of Management experts was needed in the organisation.
Once identified, the agency would work with IIM to come up with a blue print of suggestions which could be encorporated in CBI organisational structure to smarten it up for emerging challenges before it, they said.
Later speaking to reporters, Director in-charge IIM, Bangalore Devanath Tirupati said MoU is different from a consultancy wherein the Institute engages with an organisation for a long time to identify and suggest changes organisational changes.