New Delhi: A day after extending the tenures of the directors of the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate, the central government extended the tenures of Defence Secretary, Union Home Secretary, Director of Intelligence Bureau, Secretary of Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW).
The notification said the central government could extend the service of these officers for a period that it deems proper on “a case-to-case basis” for reasons to be recorded in writing.
The extension is subject to the condition that the total extension would be for two years.
All these officers currently serve till 62 and enjoy a fixed tenure of two years.
The central government’s notification issued on Monday also mentioned the extension in the tenures of CBI and ED directors that were reported in the press.
Supreme Court Directs Centre To Hold Emergency Meeting On Today
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to call an emergency meeting on Tuesday to take measures like stopping non-essential construction transport and power plants and implementing work from home.
The bench, headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana, directed the secretaries concerned of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Delhi to attend the meeting to make their submissions before the committee formed by it.
“After the affidavit filed by respondents and after hearing we come to the conclusion that the major culprits of pollution are construction activity, industry, tansport, power and vehicular traffic apart from stubble burning in some parts.
“We direct the Government of India to a call for an emergency meeting tomorrow and discuss the areas which we indicated and what orders they can pass to effectively control air pollution. So far, as stubble burning is concerned, broadly affidavits state that their contribution is not so much except for two months. However, at present a good amount of stubble burning is taking place in Haryana and Punjab,” the bench also comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant said.
The top court asked the governments of Punjab and Haryana to pursue the farmers for two weeks not to do stubble burning.
“We direct the Government of India, NCR states to examine introducing work from home for employees,” the bench said.