Central Bureau of Investigation

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Central Bureau of Investigation
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Crime branch India overview
Formed1942 as the Special Police Establishment
JurisdictionGovernment of India
HeadquartersNew Delhi, India
MottoIndustry, Impartiality, Integrity
EmployeesSanctioned: 7274
Actual: 5685
Vacant: 1589 (21.84%)
as on 1 Mar 2017[1]
Annual budget802.19 crore (US$112.5 million) (FY2020-21)[2]
Crime branch India executive
Parent departmentDepartment of Personnel and Training

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is the premier investigating agency of India.[3] Operating under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions(India), Originally set up to investigate bribery and governmental corruption, in 1965 it received expanded jurisdiction to investigate breaches of central laws enforceable by the Government of India, multi-state organised crime, multi-agency or international cases.[4] The agency has been known to investigate several economic crimes, special crimes, cases of corruption and other cases.[3] CBI is exempted from the provisions of the Right to Information Act. CBI is India's officially designated single point of contact for liaison with the Interpol.[5]

The CBI headquarter is located in CGO Complex, near Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

Praveen Sinha is the current interim director of the CBI.[6]


  1. "Over all vacancy position of CBI as on 01.03.2017" (PDF). p. 01. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 March 2017. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  2. "Budget 2020: CBI gets nominal increase of just Rs 4 crore", Financial Express, 1 February 2020
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.cbi.gov.in/aboutus/cbiroles.php
  4. "A Brief History of CBI". Central Bureau of Investigation, Government of India. Archived from the original on 18 August 2019.
  5. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/interpol-to-hold-general-assembly-in-india-in-2022/articleshow/71656300.cms, The Economic Times, 19 October 2019.
  6. Langa, Mahesh (3 February 2021). "Praveen Sinha takes over as CBI interim chief". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 4 February 2021.