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Facing credibility crisis, CBI to organise Art of Living workshop for staff to enhance ‘competency, positivity'

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 09 Nov 2018, 06:08:00 PM
Facing credibility crisis, CBI organises Art of Living workshop to enhance ‘competency’

New Delhi:

Amid the leadership and credibility crisis in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), as many as 150 officials of the country’s premier probe agency will attend a three-day workshop of Shri Shri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living to enhance “competency and positive outlook”.

According to a CBI circular shared by ANI, over 150 officers from the rank of Inspectors up to Incharge Directors of the agency will attend the workshop starting Saturday at the CBI headquarters in New Delhi.

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The purpose of the workshop, as per the agency, “is to improve positivity, enhance synergy and generate a healthy atmosphere in the agency and to motivate the staff to achieve their full potential.”

The agency has been facing a leadership and credibility crisis with two of its most senior officers – CBI Director Alok Verma and his deputy, Special Director Rakesh Asthana accusing each other of corruption.

Both Verma and Asthana had been divested of their powers and sent on indefinite leaves by the government after they traded allegations of bribery and wrongdoings.

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Earlier in the day, CBI director Alok Verma appeared before the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) for the second consecutive day in connection with the inquiry into the allegations of bribery levelled against him by his deputy Rakesh Asthana.

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First Published : 09 Nov 2018, 05:45:20 PM