Government appoints Sanjay Mishra as ED interim director for 3 months

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 27, 2018, 01.17 PM(IST)

Enforcement Directorate. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on Saturday appointed a new ED interim director Sanjay Mishra for a period of three months.

Mishra has been appointed the interim director for a period of either three months or till the appointment of a regular incumbent, whichever is earlier. 

The ACC has forwarded the "necessary communication" in the matter to the Department of Revenue.

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The appointment has come as the current ED chief Karnal Singh is set to retire today.

Singh, a 1984-batch IPS officer of Union Territories cadre, will complete an over three-year tenure as the ED Director.

Sanjay Mishra, a 1984-batch Indian Revenue Service officer of the Income Tax cadre, has been appointed as the Principal Special Director in the agency and has been entrusted with the additional charge of ED Director for three months.

Official sources said Mishra, posted as chief commissioner of Income Tax in Delhi at present, has not been empanelled as an additional secretary in the central government and hence has been given the top ED charge in an additional capacity.

He is expected to be empanelled soon and subsequently, will head the ED in a regular capacity, they said.

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)

(With inputs from agencies)