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  • ED needs more trained staff, latest in IT to deal with sophisticated money laundering: Fin Min

    Published on May 1, 2013

    fin minFinance Minister P. Chidambaram today said there is a need to equip Enforcement Directorate, ED, with more trained human resources and latest information technology to deal with the sophisticated crimes of money laundering. Addressing a function to mark Enforcement Day Celebrations this morning, he suggested to the officers of ED to be extremely careful while dealing with cases of money laundering. The Finance Minister asked the officers and staff of ED to improve their quality of work as it has a significant role in dealing with emerging economic crimes.

    Referring to shortage of manpower in ED, he also asked the Central Vigilance Commission, UPSC and Department of Personnel and Training to understand the gravity of the situation and fill the vacancies. The Finance Minister also suggested taking officers from state police and after suitable training attaching them with the ED for prosecution of money laundering cases.