Lok Sabha Elections: Income Tax Department Deputes Additional Manpower in Northeast
GUWAHATI: With a view to keep a check on the on expenditure related to the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, the income tax department of the North East Region (NER) has deputed a total of 157 additional income tax inspectors and officers in the Northeast.
These income tax inspectors will be spread across Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Nagaland to check for black money flow in 112 districts of the northeast region. The deployment order of the additional manpower was issued by the investigation wing of the NER.
As per reports, the chief electoral officers of these states have been officially informed about the deployment of officials. The orders have come under the directions of the Election Commission of India (ECI) 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.