Karnal Singh will shortly be confirmed as ED chief

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ED Chief, Karnal Singh, Director ED, Enforcement Directorate
After the Supreme Court last month took the government to task for repeated extensions to acting Enforcement Directorate chief Karnal Singh (IPS:1984:UT) and directed the government to appoint a “regular head” of the agency, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has now approved Singh’s empanelment for appointment as Additional Secretary or equivalent post at the Centre. This clears the decks for the government to formally elevate Singh, currently special director with additional charge as ED director. A PIL filed in the SC had alleged the appointing authority had flouted the letter and spirit of the CVC Act and had made ad hoc appointments or extensions since January 2015 to avoid appointing a full-time director so that the ad hoc appointee was at the beck and call of the government.

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