|Organisational Set Up and Functions Of Enforcement
Directorate of Enforcement has to detect cases of violation
and also perform substantially adjudicatory functions
to curb above malpractices.
The Enforcement Directorate, with its Headquarters at
New Delhi has seven zonal offices at Bombay, Calcutta,
Delhi, Jalandhar, Madras, Ahmedabad and Bangalore. The
zonal offices are headed by the Deputy Directors. The
Directorate has nine sub-zonal offices at Agra, Srinagar,
Jaipur, Varanasi, Trivandrum, Calicut, Hyderabad, Guwahati
and Goa, which are headed by the Assistant Directors.
The Directorate has also a Unit at Madurai, which is headed
by a Chief Enforcement Officer. Besides, there are three
Special Directors of Enforcement and one Additional Director
The main functions of
the Directorate are as under
- To collect and develop intelligence relating to
violation of the provisions of Foreign Exchange Regulation
Act and while working out the same, depending upon
the circumstances of the case:
- To conduct searches of suspected persons, conveyances
and premises for seizing incriminating materials (including
Indian and foreign currencies involved) and/or.
- To enquire into and investigate suspected violations
of provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act.
- To adjudicate cases of violations of Foreign Exchange
Management Act for levying penalties departmentally
and also for confiscating the amounts involved in
- To realise the penalties imposed in departmental