Budget 2015 gives more funds to CBI1 min read . Updated: 28 Feb 2015, 04:55 PM IST
India’s premier investigation agency receives increase of around 10% in budgetary allocation
New Delhi: The country’s premier investigation agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), has received a moderate increase of around 10% in the budgetary allocation for the next fiscal with 565.39 crore allocated as compared to 513.07 crore as per revised estimates of 2014-15.
In the budget presented today by finance minister Arun Jaitley, the agency has been allocated 565.39 crore for 2015-16 year as compared to 520.56 crore in the last fiscal which was later revised to 513.07 crore. The amount has been allocated for establishment-related expenditure of the CBI, which is entrusted with the investigation and prosecution of corruption cases against public servants, private persons, firms and other cases of serious crime.
The budget allocation also includes provisions for CBI e-governance, modernization of training centres, establishment of technical and forensic support units, construction of offices, and residential complexes of CBI branches, the budget document said.