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Ranjit Sinha

Ranjit Sinha is a senior IPS officer and the currnet director of Central Bureau of Investigation in India. He assummed charge of the CBI on 3 December 2012.


Ranjit Sinha has a MPhil from the Indian Institute of Public Administration in New Delhi. He is an avid reader and writer and a regular contributor on police-related issued in various journals and magazines.

Professional Career

Ranjit Sinha is an IPS officer of the 1974 batch of Bihar cadre.

Ranjit Sinha has served as SSP at Ranchi, Madhubani and Saharsa districts. He also served as DIG of naxal-affected Magadh Range in Bihar.

He is a recipient of Police Medal for Meritorious Service and the President s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.

Before being appointed as the director of CBI, Ranjit Sinha served as the director general of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force. He earlier headed the Railway Protection Force and in CRPF as IG (Operations) in Srinagar and IG (Personnel) in Delhi.

Director of CBI

On 22 November 2012, the Government has announced that Ranjit Sinha is appointed as the next director of the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Opposition to appointment

The Bharatiya Janata Party has opposed the appointment of Ranjit Sinha as the next director of CBI. On November 23, 2012 the party has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to reverse the decision of the appointment saying that such appointments should be done by a colleguim method as a parliamentary committee on Lokpal has unanimously recommended the method for such appointments.

Hours later, the Government said the appointment has been made in a fair manner and that due process has been followed. Minister of state for personnel V Narayanasamy said Sinha Sinha is the senior most officer among the three names suggested for the post by the Central Vigilance Commissioner.

Assuming Charge as CBI Director

Sinha assumed charge as CBI Director on 3, December 2012. After assuming office, Ranjit Sinha said that he would lay special focus on addressing delays in execution of Letters Rogatory and improving the forensic capabilities of the CBI. Ranjit Sinha will serve as CBI director for two years. Responding to a question on whether the CBI Director should serve his position for five years, Ranjit Sinha said that it is a policy matter.

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