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Rahul Navin Takes Charge as Acting Director of Enforcement Directorate (ED)

In a significant development, Rahul Navin, a 1993-batch IRS officer, has assumed the role of the acting director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) following an official order from the Centre. Navin’s appointment comes as the ED’s special director, replacing Sanjay Kumar Mishra, who served as the director. With this appointment, Navin now stands as the most senior officer within the central probe agency.

The official order announced that Rahul Navin would serve as the in-charge director of the ED until the appointment of a regular director is finalized or until further directives are issued. This decision marks a significant transition in the leadership of the ED.

Rahul Navin brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having served as the chief vigilance officer of the ED headquarters. His extensive background in the IRS and his previous roles within the ED make him a fitting candidate for this critical position.

This development follows a series of legal proceedings and debates regarding the tenure of the ED chief. In July, the Supreme Court granted an extension of tenure to Sanjay Kumar Mishra, who was serving as the ED chief at the time, until September 15. However, the court made it clear that there would be no further extensions beyond this date.

The Supreme Court’s decision came after it had previously declared as “illegal” two notifications by the Centre that had granted extensions of service to Mishra for one year each time. During the court proceedings, questions were raised about the necessity of extending the officer’s term and whether the entire department relied on a single individual for its functionality.

Rahul Navin’s appointment as the acting director brings a new leadership dynamic to the Enforcement Directorate. It will be interesting to see how the agency evolves under his leadership and the impact it has on the enforcement of economic and financial laws in the country.

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