Karnal Singh, a 1984-batch IPS officer, has been granted a two-year fixed tenure as the Enforcement Directorate chief following the Supreme Court’s directions. He was to retire in August 2017.
Acting on a PIL, the Supreme Court had recently directed that a fresh order be issued in accordance with the rule of two-year fixed tenure for the post as provided under the Central Vigilance Commission Act.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the two-year fixed tenure for Mr. Singh. It will be effective from October 27 last year.
Mr. Singh is the first IPS officer to head the Directorate, which functions under the Union Finance Ministry. The agency has the mandate to investigate cases of money laundering and foreign exchange rule violations.