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Sanjay Mishra appointed Director of Enforcement Directorate

Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed Senior IRS officer Sanjay Kumar Mishra as the full-time Director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
Sanjay Mishra appointed Director of Enforcement Directorate
  • He will have a tenure of two-years from the date of assumption of the charge of the post or until further orders, whichever is earlier. 
  • The post of ED director is an Additional Secretary rank post in the Union Government.

Who is Sanjay Kumar Mishra?

  • Mishra is a 1984-batch Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer of Income Tax cadre.
  • Prior to this appointment he was Principal Special Director in EB appointed in October 2018 and was entrusted with the additional charge of ED Director for three months. 
  • Before ED appointment, he was posted as Chief Commissioner of Income Tax Department in Delhi.

About Enforcement Directorate (ED):

  • It is an economic intelligence and law enforcement agency responsible for enforcing economic laws and fighting economic crime in India.
  • It functions under the aegis of Department of Revenue, Union Ministry of Finance.
  • Its prime objective is enforcement of two key Acts of Government of India namely Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999 (FEMA) and Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002 (PMLA) to check money laundering by curbing black money and hawala trade cases.
  • It is composed of officers from the Indian Revenue Service, Indian Police Service and the Indian Administrative Service.
  • It was established in 1956 as 'Enforcement Unit' in Department of Economic Affairs. 
  • It is headquartered in New Delhi.

Question:

Q. Who has been appointed as the full-time Director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED)?
a. Suresh Kumar Mishra
b. Surendra Kumar Mishra
c. Sanjay Kumar Mishra
d. None of the above
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