Legal CJI recuses from hearing plea challenging Rao's appointment as interim CBI chief Updated : January 21, 2019 12:39 PM IST The CJI said he would be part of the selection committee meeting to choose the new CBI director. The high-powered selection committee comprises the prime minister, the leader of the largest opposition party and the CJI or his nominee judge of the apex court. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.