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Enforcement Directorate:
The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) is a law enforcement agency and economic intelligence agency responsible for enforcing economic laws and fighting economic crime in India. It is part of the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government Of India. It is composed of officers from the Indian Revenue Service, Indian Corporate Law Service, Indian Police Service and the Indian Administrative Service as well as promoted officers from its own cadre. The total strength of the department is less than 2000 officers out of which around 70% of officials came from deputation from other organizations while ED has its own cadre, too. Assistant Enforcement Officer are recruited for ED cadre, these officers are the only departmental staff that serves the ED. AEOs are promoted to various levels of the hierarchy and they are the backbone of this small department. The origin of this Directorate goes 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’. Sanjay Kumar Mishra former Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, New Delhi was appointed as ED chief in the rank of Secretary to Government of India.

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot slammed BJP by saying that it doesn't give a ticket to Muslims during elections. "But they (Muslims) are being used to topple the government," he added. He also..

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