Rahul Navin appointed as Director-in-charge of the Enforcement Directorate of India

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Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer Rahul Navin has taken over as director-in-charge of the Enforcement Directorate (ED). He replaced outgoing director Sanjay Kumar Mishra.

An Overview of the News

  • This leadership change is a significant development for the Enforcement Directorate, which plays a key role in enforcing economic laws and regulations in India.

  • Rahul Navin currently holds the post of Special Director in the Enforcement Directorate.

  • As per the official order, Rahul Navin, a distinguished IRS officer of the 1993 batch, has been appointed as Director-in-charge.

  • He will continue in this post until the appointment of a regular director or until further orders are issued.

Sanjay Kumar Mishra:-

  • Sanjay Kumar Mishra's tenure as Director of Enforcement in ED ends on September 15, 2023.

  • Sanjay Kumar Mishra initially assumed the role of Director in the Enforcement Directorate for a two-year tenure from November 19, 2018.

  • The central government later issued an order on November 13, 2020, which extended Mishra's tenure from two years to three years with retrospective effect.

About Enforcement Directorate (ED)

  • Established: 1 May 1956

  • Headquarters: New Delhi, India

  • Mandate: A special agency responsible for enforcing economic laws and regulations in India.

  • Focus Area: Investigation and prosecution of financial crimes, money laundering, foreign exchange violations, and economic crimes.

  • Administrative Control: Works under the administrative control of the Revenue Department.

  • Ministry Affiliation: Part of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India.

  • Role: Critical role in maintaining the integrity of India's financial and economic systems by ensuring compliance with economic laws and regulations.

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