DIRECTORATE OF ENFORCEMENT• 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 part of the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.• It comprises officers of the Indian Revenue Service.
Conti..• It was established on the 1st day of June, 2000 by the Central Govt. of India to investigate provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999• Directorate of enforcement is responsible for detection of cases relating to violation and performance of adjudicatory functions to curb malpractices.
FUNCTIONS OF DIRECTORATE OF ENFORCEMENT The prime objective of the Enforcement Directorate is the enforcement of two key Acts of the Government of India namely,1.The Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999 (FEMA) and2.The Prevention of Money Laundering Act 2002 (PMLA). PMLA defines money laundering offence and provides for the freezing, seizure and confiscation of the proceeds of crime.
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