The Supreme Court passed an order dated 08.05.2013 in Writ Petition (Criminal) No.120 of 2012, and WP (Civil) 463 of 2012 to know whether the Central Government intended to put in place appropriate law for the independence of the CBI and its functional autonomy and insulate it from extraneous influence(s) of any kind so that CBI is viewed as a non-partisan investigating agency. The Court directed the filing of the affidavit by July 3, 2013. The Government constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) which considered the matter at length. Based on its recommendations and with the approval of the Cabinet, Government filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on 03.07.2013.
This was stated by Shri V. Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension and Minister of State in the Prime Minister™s Office in written reply to a question by Shri Ram Jethmalani today.