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Additional Manpower Assigned For Lok Sabha Elections

Additional Manpower Assigned For Lok Sabha Elections

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 March 2019 1:25 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: The Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, North East Region (NER), Kavita Jha (IRS) has deputed additional manpower of 116 officers and Inspectors of Income Tax Department to the Directorate of Income Tax (Investigation), for the duration of forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. Early on Tuesday morning, the Investigation Wing of NER has issued deployment orders of 157 officials who will spread over Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura to monitor election expenditure and flow of black money across 112 districts.

Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of 7 states of North East have been officially intimated about the deployment. This deployment is under directions of Election Commission of India (ECI) to Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in a bid to throttle flow of black money to Influence elections since black money vitiates the purity of election process, according to ECI. The Investigation Directorate teams will monitor movement of large sums of cash or other items suspected to be used (or bribing of electors and on the basis of Information or complaint, will conduct independent enquiry against any person indulging in such acts. They will also verify affidavits declaring assets and liabilities filed by the candidates before ECI and election expenses by any candidate or political party.


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