Sanjay Mishra’s tenure as ED Director ended on September 15.
Former Enforcement Directorate (ED) chief Sanjay Mishra may get new responsibility. According to sources, Mishra is likely to be taken to the Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (CEIB). CEIB works under the Department of Revenue. Its job is to maintain coordination between the Intelligence Bureau (IB), Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, CBI, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and other agencies.
CEIB collects and monitors information on economic and financial crimes. With Sanjay Mishra coming here, the Bureau will be able to benefit from his experience. Mishra’s tenure as ED Director ended on September 15.
There were discussions to merge ED and CBI
Earlier there were discussions that by creating a joint agency of ED and CBI, Mishra could be entrusted with some important responsibility. According to sources, not only were there legal obstacles in this, there was no consensus even within the CBI. CBI works under the Delhi Police Special Act, to create a new post a bill has to be passed in the Parliament.
Rahul Naveen made director in-charge of ED
After the retirement of Sanjay Mishra, Rahul Naveen has been appointed as the interim director of ED. Rahul, who hails from Bihar, is a 1993 batch IRS officer. He is the Chief Vigilance Officer and Special Director of ED Headquarters. He will hold the responsibilities of the Director until the formal appointment of the new Director. Read the full news…
Sanjay Mishra was ED director for 4 years and 10 months.
- On November 19, 2018, the Central Government made Sanjay the Director of ED for two years. When his tenure was to end in 2020, the government gave him a one-year extension.
- On 27 November 2020, NGO Common Cause challenged Sanjay Mishra’s one-year extension in service in the Supreme Court. On 8 September 2021, the Supreme Court upheld the government’s decision, but directed that no further extension of service be granted.
- On November 14, 2021, the Central Government brought two new ordinances, through which the tenure of the directors of ED and CBI can be extended by 5 years. These ordinances were- Central Vigilance Commission i.e. CVC (Amendment) and Delhi Special Police Establishment i.e. DSPE (Amendment) Ordinance.
- After this, the Central Government extended the tenure of Sanjay Mishra for one more year on 17 November 2021. After this third extension, Sanjay Mishra was made ED Director till 18 November 2023.
- Filed a petition against this extension. On July 11, 2023, the Supreme Court declared the Centre’s decision to extend the tenure of ED Director Sanjay Mishra for the third time as illegal.
- The Supreme Court said that the government can extend the tenure by making a law, but it is not legal to do so through an ordinance. Also said that granting extension of tenure is against the decision of the Supreme Court. Sanjay Kumar Mishra will have to step down by 31st July.
- The central government appealed to extend his tenure till October 15. The Supreme Court said that keeping in mind the interest of the people and the country, we are extending the tenure of Mishra, but after midnight on September 15, Sanjay Mishra will no longer hold the post.
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