CBI inducts over 40 'GenNext' investigation officers



Ghaziabad: The CBI on Saturday inducted over 40 "GenNext" sub-inspectors adept at carrying out investigation into cyber crimes, fake Indian currency notes and economic offences as part of its efforts to revamp the premier agency.

CBI Director Ashwani Kumar administered the oath to 43 officers, who underwent rigorous training for over a year, to serve the country and fight corruption at its training academy here.

"We have trained you to become the GenNext investigation officers, the kind of officers CBI and this country needs today. We have demilitarised your training and focused more on giving you the inputs which are required more in the field and have also tried to make your training more sophisticated and in tune with the changing time and demands," Kumar said during the investiture ceremony.

The officers, trained in law, general and specialised investigation, cyber crime, cyber forensics, typing, driving, unarmed combat, soft skills, group dynamics and leadership skills will join the different departments of the investigation agency.

Officers were asked to give more emphasis on extensive use of modern investigation tools like using the latest software and gadgets which would be useful in their work.

The CBI has also decided to change certain rules to ensure career growth and promotions to its officers.

"We have decided to change the rules so that constables and sub-inspectors get promotion in every eight years. All officers should get three to four promotions in their career based on their performance," Kumar said.

He asked the sub-inspectors to maintain the "image of the CBI" while performing their duties.

"You (officers) are the face of this organisation. The image of CBI will largely depend on you -- the way you investigate, the way you conduct yourself in the field during various operations, the experience of the public during interaction with you all form the general public perception about CBI," Kumar said.

He asked the newly inducted officers to not deviate from their goals by falling prey to the lure of material things and glamour.

"A person can only be a good officer if he is a good human being. You must remember that your services in the next 3-4 decades will demand the highest degree of integrity, honesty, dedication and selflessness.

"You will come across moments when the lust for glamour and material things will try to deviate you from your cherished goal...that is the moment when your inner strength should be able to guide you to the right direction," the director said.

Other than undergoing training, the 12th batch of sub inspectors went on a 14-day study tour to different cities including Bhopal, Jaipur and Ahmedabad.

Bureau Report