SK Mishra Gets One Year Extension As ED Director, A Day Before His Retirement

The Centre has issued orders to extend the tenure of Enforcement Directorate (ED) Director SK Mishra for a period of one year, for the third time, and again, one day before his retirement. This will be his fifth year as the ED Director. 

Notably, petitions challenging the extension of SK Mishra’s tenure as ED Director have been listed before the Supreme Court tomorrow. 

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The extension orde reades, “The Appointement Committee of teh Cabinet has approved extension in tenure of Shri Sanjay Kumar Mishra as Director of Enforcement in the Enforcement Directorate for a period of one year beyond 18.11.2022 i.e upto 18.11.2023, or until further orders, whichever is earlier.”

In a similar order last year, the government has extended the tenure of Mishra as the ED Director. 

Oppostion parties have earliers expressed disappointment over the extension given to Mishra accusing the government of misuing the federal agencies and harassing the political leades and civil society members.

SK Mishra joined as ED chief on November 19, 2018 for two year fixed tenure. Then, in November last year, he got first extension for one year.

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