Karnal Singh appointed as Director of Enforcement Directorate

Oct 27, 2016 11:15 IST

Karnal SinghSenior IPS officer Karnal Singh on 26 October 2016 was appointed the Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED).

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet approved the appointment of Singh till 31 August 2017, which is the date of his superannuation.

Singh was already holding the post as additional charge for over a year. His regular posting was Special Director, ED, for the northern region.

3 months Supplement CA

About Enforcement Directorate

The Directorate General of Economic Enforcement is a law enforcement agency and economic intelligence agency responsible for enforcing economic laws and fighting economic crime in India.

It is a part of the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.

It comprises officers of the Indian Revenue Service, Indian Police Service and the Indian Administrative Service.

The origin of this Directorate dates back to 1 May, 1956, when an Enforcement Unit was formed, in Department of Economic Affairs, for handling Exchange Control Laws violations under Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1947.

In the year 1957, this Unit was renamed as Enforcement Directorate.

Is this article important for exams ? Yes1 Person Agreed
Read more Current Affairs on: ED , Enforcement Directorate , Karnal Singh , Director of ED

DISCLAIMER: JPL and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Latest Videos

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK