Wednesday, January 27, 2021

IRS Officer Sanjay Kumar Mishra appointed as Enforcement Directorate Chief

IRS Officer Sanjay Kumar Mishra appointed as Enforcement Directorate Chief

The Central Government, on Saturday, appointed Senior Income Tax officer of Indian Revenue Services, Sanjay Kumar Mishra, as the interim Director of Enforcement Directorate ( ED ) for three months after its present chief, Karnal Singh retires.

Sanjay Mishra, who is a 1984-batch IRS officer will hold the permanent post of Principal Special Director and will hold additional charge of Director ED for three months or till a regular incumbent is found, whichever is earlier, as per an order issued by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet on Saturday.

ED’s present chief, IPS officer Karnal Singh retires on Sunday and has not been given an extension.

The ED director post is an additional secretary rank post in the Union government. The ED enforces two major laws in the country to check black money — the criminal Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).



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