New Delhi: The Centre has allocated Rs 946 crore to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Union Budget 2023-24 announced Wednesday, a slight increase of over 4.4 per cent from FY 2023. The country’s premier probe agency is over-stretched in terms of human resources to tackle emerging crime scenes, dominated by artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, darknet, and conventional crimes like bank fraud cases and ongoing high-profile extradition cases in courts abroad, in addition to criminal cases handed over by various states, High Courts and the Supreme Court.
CBI received Rs 911 crore to manage its affairs in the Budget Estimates for 2022-23, which was later decreased to Rs 906.59 crore in the Revised Estimates. For 2023-24, the CBI has been allocated Rs 946.51 crore.
“The provision is for the establishment-related expenditure of the CBI, which is entrusted with investigation and prosecution in corruption cases against public servants, private persons, firms and other cases of serious crimes,” the Budget document said.
It also includes provision for various projects such as the modernisation of CBI’s training centres, establishment of technical and forensic support units, comprehensive modernisation and purchase of land/construction of office/residence, the Budget document said.
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