The Supreme Court on Friday sought the the response of the Central government on a plea by NGO Common Cause seeking directions to appoint a full-time Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). .A Bench of Justice L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat issued notice and posted the case for further hearing after two weeks. .The plea filed through advocate Prashant Bhushan said that the Central government failed to appoint a CBI Director as per Section 4A of the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act, 1946 on the expiry of the term of the last incumbent, Rishi Kumar Shukla on February 2. Instead, it appointed Praveen Sinha as an interim/acting CBI Director till the appointment of new CBI Director, or until further orders. .It was submitted that a full-time appointment of CBI Director as per the statutory law is necessary for upholding the rule of law and for enforcement of the rights of the citizens under Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution..Advocate Bhushan, representing the petitioner, told the Court on Friday, that the work of CBI was suffering because of the absence of a full-time Director..As per Section 4A(i) of DSPE Act, the appointment of the CBI Director has to be made on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, leader of the single largest opposition party, and the Chief Justice of India (or any Judge of Supreme Court nominated by the CJI)..Bhushan, therefore, also sought interim directions from the Court to convene a meeting of the selection committee to recommend the name of person for appointment as Director. ."Not without hearing them. We will hear them and pass orders," the Bench responded. .The petitioner also prayed for a direction to the Centre to initiate the selection of the CBI Director well in advance, at least one or two months before the date on which the vacancy in the post arises.The matter will be heard again after two weeks.