Central Bureau of Investigation 


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Divisions in CBI

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Anti Corruption Division
The Anti-Corruption Division is responsible for collection of intelligence with regard to corruption, maintaining liaison with various Departments through their Vigilance Officers, enquiries into complaints about bribery and corruption, investigation and prosecution of offences pertaining to bribery and corruption and tasks relating to preventive aspects of corruption. The Anti-Corruption Division investigates cases against public servants under the control of the Central Government, public servants in Public Sector Undertakings under the control of Central Government and cases against the public servants working under State Govt. entrusted to the CBI by the State Governments and serious departmental irregularities committed by the above mentioned public servants.

Special Crimes Division
The Special Crimes Division handles all cases of economic offences and all cases of conventional nature such as offences relating to internal security, espionage, sabotage, narcotics and psychotropic substances, antiquities, murders, dacoities/robberies, cheating, criminal breach of trust, forgeries, dowry deaths, suspicious deaths and other IPC offences as well as offences under other laws notified under the DSPE Act. It is also responsible for investigation of interstate and international rackets, large-scale frauds affecting the property or revenue of the Government and crimes of national importance.

Economic Offences Division
The Economic Offences Division investigates financial crimes, bank frauds, money laundering, illegal money market operations, graft in Public Sector Undertakings and Banks.

Technical Advisory Units
The Technical Advisory Units provide expert guidance and assistance in banking, taxation, engineering and foreign trading/foreign exchange matters during enquiries and investigations taken up by the CBI. The technical advisory units are :
  1. Banking Company Law/Insurance Advisory Unit.
  2. Engineering Advisory Unit (Civil/Electrical matters).
  3. Taxation Advisory Unit (Direct/Indirect Tax matters).
  4. Foreign trading/Foreign Exchange Advisory Unit.

Directorate of Prosecution
The Directorate of Prosecution was established in pursuance of the orders of Supreme Court in Vineet Narain case. The Directorate tenders legal advice in CBI cases, besides conducting prosecution in CBI cases. The Directorate also attends to matters relating to legal matters raised in the IGPs/DGPs conference, matters relating to interpretation of laws, appointment of special counsels, statutory rules and regulations and amendments thereof, preparation of notes on Legal matters for publication in CBI Gazette etc.

Policy Division
The Policy Division deals with all matters relating to policy, procedure, organisation, vigilance & security in the CBI, correspondence and liaison with Ministries and implementation of Special Programmes for vigilance and anti-corruption, etc.

Administration Division
The Administration Division of the CBI looks after all matters relating to personnel, establishment and accounts of all the Divisions of the CBI and is headed by an officer of the rank of Joint Director/IG.
Systems Division
The Systems Division looks after the information technology needs of the CBI. It generates data required for answering parliament questions, CBI clearances for appointments/awards of medals etc. This division also monitors the current ongoing comprehensive computerisation plan of the CBI. The CBI Command Centre consisting of Strategic Communication Centre & Network Monitoring Centre functions under the Systems Division.

Co-ordination Division
The Co-ordination Division comprises
  1. Co-ordination Unit
  2. Interpol Unit
The Co-ordination Unit takes part in the organisation of Directors General of Police, CID and other Conferences and is also incharge of the publication of the CBI Bulletin. The INTERPOL Unit is the Secretariat of the National Central Bureau and assists the Director CBI in his capacity as the Head of the National Central Bureau. The INTERPOL Unit, in its capacity as the Secretariat of the National Central Bureau, liaises with the International Criminal Police Organisation - INTERPOL and is required to maintain liaison with the member countries of the INTERPOL. It handles and follows up the correspondence relating to requests for investigation to be carried out abroad in cases under investigation with the CBI or the State Police. Similarly, requests received from foreign countries for investigation in India are forwarded by the Interpol Unit to the State Police and then followed up.

Central Forensic Laboratory
The Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) provides Expert Opinion on various aspects of forensic science concerning crime investigation. Apart from Delhi Police and the CBI, it assists Central Govt. Departments, States, State Forensic Science Laboratories, Defence Forces, Govt. Undertakings, Universities, Banks, etc. in criminal cases. The laboratory has a research and development set-up to tackle special problems. The expertise available at the CFSL is also utilised in teaching and training activities conducted by the CBI, ICFS, Police Training Institutions, Universities and Government Departments conducting Law Enforcement Courses.


The Cyber Forensic Laboratory and Digital Imaging Centre functioning under CFSL assists enforcement agencies in the collection and forensic analysis of electronic evidence. CFSL experts are summoned for appearing before courts. Their services are also utilised by investigating agencies for the inspection of scenes of crime.

Training Division
The CBI Academy at Ghaziabad is a modern police training centre and imparts the specialised knowledge and skills that make a modern crime investigator. Residential foundation courses are conducted for frePageDescriptionTexty selected Dy.Supdts., Sub-Inspectors and Constables. Refresher courses and courses on specialised subjects are also offered to officers of CBI and State Police, as well as to Vigilance Officers of various departments.