The Role and Composition of EconomicIntelligence Council and RegionalEconomic Intelligence Committees:-

In order to facilitate coordination amongst the Enforcement Agencies dealing with economicoffences and ensure operational coordination amongst them, a twotier system has been established by the Government of India withan Economic Intelligence Council at theCentre under the Chairmanship of Union Minister Finance, and 18 Regional Economic IntelligenceCommittees at different places in India.

The Econom! ic Intelligence Council is anapex forum for coordination, exchange of information and evolvingcommon strategies to combat economic offences.

The Economic Intelligence Council has the following broadobjectives:

(a) Discussmeasures to combat economic offences and formulate a coordinatedstrategy for action by various Enforcement Agencies.

(b) Discussimportant cases involving inter-agency coordination.

(c) Discussmeasures to strengthen the working of various EnforcementAgencies under the Ministry of Finance.

(d) Examinethe changing dynamics of economic crimes, including new modusoperandi being evolved and suggest measures for dealing withthese crimes more effectively.

(e) Advice onamendment of laws and procedures for plugging loopholes andtaking action against economic of! fenders.

(f) Act as aforum for exchange of intelligence on important economicoffences.

(g) Discussmeasures to combat the generation and laundering of black moneysand formulating a strategy against black money operators and taxevaders.

The Composition of the EconomicIntelligence Council at the Centre

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Finance Minister Chairman
Governor, Reserve Bank of India Member
Secretary(Finance) Member
Secretary(Revenue) Member
Secretary, Company AffairsMember
Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India Member
Special Secretary cum Director General(Central Economic Intelligence Bureau) Member
Chairman, Central Board of Excise & Customs Member
Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes Member
Addl. Secretary(Banking) Member
Member(Anti-smuggling), Central Board of Excise & Customs Member
Member(Excise), Central Board of Excise & Customs Member
Member(Customs), Centr! al Board of Excise & Customs Member
Member(Investigation), Central Board of Direct Taxes Member
Director General, Narcotics Control Bureau Member
Director General, Directorate General of Revenue Intelligence Member
Director General, Directorate General of Anti Evasion Member
Director, Directorate of Enforcement Member
Director, Central Bureau of Investigation Special Invitee
Director, Intelligence BureauSpecial Invitee
Director General, Foreign Trade Special Invitee
Deputy Director General, CEIB Member Secretary

The Composition of the 18 RegionalEconomic Intelligence Committees

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Place & Convenor of Committee


Director General of Income-Tax(Investigation), Ahmedabad Ahmedabad
Director General of Income Tax(Investigation), Bangalore Bangalore
Chief Commissioner of Customs & Central Excise, BarodaBaroda, Surat, Rajkot
Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Bhopal Bhopal, Indore, Raipur, Jabalpur.
Commissioner of Customs & Central Excise, Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar
Director General of Income Tax, Mumbai. Mumbai, Goa.
Director General of Income Tax (Investigation), Calcutta. Calcutta
Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (Investigation), Chandigarh. Chandigarh, Rohtak, Amritsar, Jallandhar, Patiala.
Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Cochin. Cochin, Trivandrum, Calicut.
Director General of Income Tax( Investigation), Delhi Delhi
Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Hyderabad Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Guntur.
Chief commissioner of Income Tax, Jaipur Jaipur
Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Kanpur. Kanpur, Allahabad, Lucknow, Agra, Meerut
Director General of Income Tax(Investigation), Chennai Chennai
Commissioner of Customs, Madurai Madurai, Trichi, Coimbatore.
Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Patna. Patna, Ranchi
Chief Commissioner of Inco! me Tax, Pune Pune, Aurangabad, Belgaum, Kolhapur, Nasik, Nagpur.
Commissioner of Customs (Preventive), Shillong Shillong

In order to make the Regional Economic Intelligence Committeesbroad based, besides Members from the Enforcement Agencies of theDepartment of Revenue posted at the station, Senior Officers ofIncome Tax, Customs and Central Excise, Heads of the Reserve Bankof India, State Bank of India, Registrar of the Companies, Headof the State Sales Tax Department, Head of the office ofDirectorate General of Foreign Trade, wherever posted in theState, have also been included as Members in the RegionalEconomic Intelligence Committees.

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