GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Home Affairs
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1117
ANSWERED ON MAY 06, 2015 / VAISAKHA 16, 1937 (SAKA)
Staff Shortage in National Investigation Agency (NIA)
1117. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state;
(a) considering that most cases investigated by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) have to be led by an officer of the rank of deputy superintendent of police, whether this stipulation has become a major hurdle to investigate cases;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) the details of the staff shortage in various bureaus under NIA; and
(d) what immediate steps are being taken by Government to resolve this shortage, considering the importance of this prime agency?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI HARIBHAI PARATHIBHAI CHAUDHARY)
(a) & (b): No Sir. There are a total number of 44 sanctioned posts of the rank of the Deputy Superintendent of Police in the NIA which are sufficient in view of the number of cases presently under investigation in the NIA.
(c) & (d): There is no shortage of personnel in the NIA and the organization is discharging its responsibility efficiently.