A commemorative postage stamp on Central Bureau of Investigation (C.B.I.), premier investigating agency of India :
Issued on Nov 11, 2013
Issued for : Department of Posts is happy to release a Commemorative Postage stamp on Central Bureau of Investigation.
Stamp/FDC/Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi colour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.41 Million (0.1 million for the proponent)
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : India Security Press, Nashik
- The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is the premier investigating police agency in India, an elite institution which performs the unenviable task of ensuring the probity in public life. The trinity of Industry, Impartiality and Integrity serve as motto of CBI and guide its relentless pursuit of truth. Its mission is : to uphold the Constitution of India and law of the land through in-depth investigation and successful prosecution of offences; to provide leadership and direction to police forces and to act as the nodal agency for enhancing inter-state and international cooperation in law enforcement.
- CBI traces its origin to the Special Police Establishment (SPE) which was set up in 1941 by the Government of India to investigate cases of bribery and corruption in transactions with the War & Supply department of India during World War II.
- After the end of the war, SPE continued its work through the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 (DSPE Act). Its jurisdiction was extended to all the Union Territories and the Act provided for its extension to the States with the consent of the State Government. In 1948, the organisation was placed under the charge of an Inspector-General of Police. In 1953, an Enforcement Wing was added to it to deal with offences under the Import and Export Control Act.
- In the early Sixties, a growing need was felt for a Central Police Agency at the disposal of the Central Government, which could investigate not only cases of bribery and corruption, but also violation of Central fiscal laws, major frauds relating to Government of India Departments, Public Joint Stock Companies, Passport frauds, crimes on the High Seas, Airlines, etc. Therefore, the Government of India set up Central Bureau of Investigation by a resolution dated 1st April, 1963. CBI was further strengthened by addition of an Economic Offences Wing by a Government of India Resolution dated 2nd February, 1964.
- In 1987, it was decided to have two Investigation Divisions in CBI, namely, Anti–Corruption Division and Special Crimes Division, the latter dealing with cases of conventional crimes as well as economic offences. Bank Frauds and Securities Cell was created in 1992.
- Over the years, the Central Bureau of Investigation has emerged as a leading Investigating Agency of the country. From the humble origins of anti-corruption agency, CBI has evolved into multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary investigative agency.
- Text : Based on the material furnished by the proponent.