Jayant Misra Appointed As DG Of DRI

Senior IRS officer Jayant Misra has been appointed as Director General of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). Misra was appointed as ending eight months of vacancy of the post. 

The move comes two days after a Special Investigation Team (SIT) asked the DRI to verify if USD 505 billion was transacted out of the country between 2004-2013 as part of trade-based money laundering. 

Misra is currently DG (Systems) at the Directorate General of Systems and Data Management. Najib Shah, who is now Chairman of Central Board of Excise and Customs, was holding the charge of DG DRI. Shah was in May last year appointed Member in the board, apex policy making body for indirect taxes. Senior bureaucrat S Ramesh has been appointed DG (Systems) in place of Misra. Ramesh at present is Chief Commissioner of Customs in Chennai.

Extra Info :
FICN : Fake Indian Currency Note
DRI : The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) is an Indian intelligence agency

So lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. What is DRI ?
2. Name the New DG of DRI .
3. Jayant Misra, New DG of DRI replaced whom ?
4. Expand the terms DRI and SIT.


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