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Tag Archives: Enforcement Directorate

Spl Dir, ED: Selection Committee meeting postponed, 05 remain in race

The meeting of the Selection Committee to fill the post of Special Director, Enforcement Directorate, was postponed which was scheduled to be held on 08 August. Reportedly, six officers were initially shortlisted which included an IAS officer but later his name was removed from the panel. As of now, altogether…

CBI charge sheet against Jt Dir & Asstt Dir, ED

The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed charge sheet under various sections of IPC in a cricket betting case in the Court of Special Judge, CBI Cases, Ahmedabad against a former Joint Director and an Assistant Director of the ED, Ahmedabad and 08 private persons who are  residents of Mumbai,…

ED issues notice to Karti Chidambaram

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued a show cause notice to Vasan Health Care for an alleged foreign exchange violation of Rs 2,262 crores. Vasan’s promoters, the Advantage Strategic Consulting, and its directors, besides Karti Chidambaram, have also been issued a notice in connection with alleged foreign exchange rule violations…

Top 15 bureaucrats who pull NaMo juggernaut

Although no officer in the NaMo administration is indispensable as the PM does not like to be seen favoring any officer nor does he allow anyone to come too close to him, a group of officers has come to be seen as running the locomotive of his administration. Who are…

Chidambaram gets a taste of law; inquiry ordered against him

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is said to have directed the Revenue Secretary and the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Chairman to investigate into the illegal assets of Chidambaram family and 21 illegal foreign bank accounts of Karti and his companies under the new Black Money Act and Benami Act….

ED arrests 20 officers, conducts nationwide searches

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday conducted nation-wide searches against several bureaucrats, including Godala Kiran Kumar (IAS:2005:WB), CEO of Siliguri-Jalpaiguri Development Authority, in connection with its separate money laundering cases against them on corruption charges. Reportedly a total of 20 officers and their 18 premises in ten states, including West…

CJAR seeks SC inquiry against Justice Gupta

The Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) sought a Supreme Court in-house inquiry against Justice Hemant Gupta over cases of alleged disproportionate assets and misbehaviour against him. This comes about a month after the collegium had recommended his name for appointment as Madhya Pradesh High Court Chief Justice. The…

Karnal Singh gets fixed tenure; to continue as ED Chief till Oct 2018  

The incumbent chief of Enforcement Directorate Karnal Singh (IPS:1984:UT) has been given a fixed two year tenure from the date he assumed charge as Director, ED. Karnal Singh held the additional charge of Director from August 2015 till his appointment as regular Chief on 26 October 2016. Asper the ACC…

ED investigating one of the candidates recommended for HC chief justice post

Among the nine names said to have been cleared by the Supreme Court collegium for appointment as chief justices of various high courts is that of Justice Hemant Gupta, currently acting Chief Justice in the Patna High Court but originally from Punjab and Haryana High Court. Justice Gupta’s role is…

Congress tricks against ED

  Legal tricksters of the Congress Party recently come up with the gem of an idea to blunt the Enforcement Directorate’s case against the Gandhis for allegedly misappropriating the shares of the Associated Journals Ltd. A National Herald website was started a month back. The website has the domain nationalheraldindia.com…

ED gets nine Joint Directors

The much awaited decisions are finally which had been critical to the efficient functioning of Enforcement Directorate ailing for years for want of adequate manpower in senior management. The appointments were reportedly cleared 03rd November finally which was recommended by Dept of Revenue on 13th October. They are; Rajeshwar Singh…

ED set to get 10 officials in senior management

  The Enforcement Directorate’s endless wait for new officials in senior management may be over shortly. Reportedly, meeting held at CVC on 13 October has cleared ten names for appointment to the posts of Special Director, Additional Director and Joint Director. Vinit Agrawal (IPS:1994:MH) has been selected for the post…

PMO in no haste: CVC meeting for key ED posts postponed thrice

After shortlisting hundreds of candidates to fill the vacancies of Special Director, Additional Director, Joint Director and Dy Director & Asstt Director in the Enforcement Directorate, the PMO has got the CVC meeting postponed thrice for the reasons best known to it. Indianmandarins had reported on July 11, 2016, that…

ED arrests Gujarat IAS officer

  A day after the Supreme Court refused to grant him anticipatory bail, the Enforcement Directorate on Sunday arrested Pradip Sharma, a suspended IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre, in a money-laundering case. He was produced before a magistrate and remanded in judicial custody. Sharma was first arrested in 2009…

SC stands up for Rajeshwar Singh against MoF

  Enforcement Directorate’s Deputy Director Rajeshwar Singh is a lone ranger. He has held firm even as the NDA administration carries the sins of the previous UPA administration that victimized him for his professional investigations into the 2G and Aircel-Maxis scams. Despite the fact that the BJP immensely benefited from…

SC asks ED to proceed against 800 companies

The Supreme Court appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money has asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to take action against nearly 800 errant companies that have export proceeds pending for realisation for more than Rs 100 crore each. The issue came up for discussion during a recent review meeting…

ED awaits many top posts to be filled; CVC meeting this week

  Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the Enforcement Directorate is eagerly waiting to see its many top posts filled. Reportedly, the CVC was expected to schedule selection meetings in the first week of July for many top posts but it has not happened so far. Now it is expected that…

BJP’s Somaiya to target Vadra

After targeting the top Congress brass in and outside Parliament, BJP has trained its guns on Robert Vadra with party MP Kirit Somaiya giving a notice in Lok Sabha to raise the alleged scams involving him, and also writing to the Enforcement Directorate in this regard. “I will raise the…

Six months extension to Director ED, Karnal Singh

ACC approves six months extension to Karnal Singh (IPS:1984:UT) as Director (Additional charge), Enforcement Directorate. He will continue to serve as ED chief till August 19, 2016. His extension tenure was scheduled to be over on February 19, 2016. Karnal Singh took over the additional charge of Director, ED on…

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