Fri, 17 May 2013 13:00:00 GMT | By PTI

GoM will work to give functional autonomy to CBI: Chidambaram

Chidambaram's comments came 3 days after Manmohan Singh approved the constitution of the high-powered Group of Ministers(GoM) to finalise a plan of action to secure the autonomy of the CBI


`GoM will work to give functional autonomy to CBI: Chidambaram (© Reuters)

London: Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said the Group of Ministers(GoM) headed by him will work towards giving CBI "functional autonomy" but at the same time asserted that accountability is "important".

Chidambaram's comments came three days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved the constitution of the high-powered Group of Ministers(GoM) to finalise a plan of action to secure the autonomy of the CBI.

"We will give CBI functional autonomy and we will assure CBI will have a large degree of functional autonomy in matter of investigation," said Chidambaram, who donned a hard hat and an orange colour construction worker suit, after he visited a construction site of the new Crossrail project in east London along with his British counterpart George Osborne.

The Finance Minister, who is on an official visit to the UK on the first leg of this three-nation tour to woo foreign investors, also addressed the issue of accountability.

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