In a significant development, the IRS officer Sanjay Kumar Mishra was on Saturday appointed the new chief of the Enforcement Directorate in an additional capacity.
A government order confirmed the appointment.
It need be recalled that Mishra is a 1984-batch Indian Revenue Service officer of the Income Tax cadre.
He 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.
Mishra will take over from incumbent Karnal Singh whose tenure at the agency ends on Sunday.
A 1984-batch IPS officer of Union Territories cadre, Mr Singh will complete an over three year tenure as the ED Director.
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 and the Foreign Exchange Management Act.>