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IPS Officer Rina Mitra Shortlisted To Become The First Woman CBI Director

Rina Mitra, a Madhya Pradesh-cadre IPS officer with roots in Bengal, is shortlisted among 12 candidates from whom the selection committee led by the Prime Minister is expected to pick the new CBI director on Thursday.


In the course of her 34-year career in the police, she has served in Madhya Pradesh as District Superintendent of Police of three districts, DIG & IG CID, Inspector General (Legal/Pers), Spl. DGP(Trg) and Spl. DGP, PHQ.
If chosen, Mitra, who belongs to the 1983-batch, would be the first woman to head the CBI. Currently, she is posted as a special secretary (internal security) in the Union home ministry and has a clean record, a non-controversial image and experience of working in the CBI. She was the CBI superintendent for five years and had a long tenure in Madhya Pradesh state vigilance where she handled serious corruption cases.
The home ministry, which is the cadre-controlling authority of the IPS, had sent a list of nearly 60 officers from across the country on Monday to the Prime Minister’s Office out of which 12 candidates were shortlisted based on their seniority, integrity, experience in probing anti-corruption cases and most importantly their experience of working in the CBI or handling vigilance matters.
Mitra has been awarded Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 1999 and President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2008.




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