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The set-up of CEIB

  1. The Central Economic Intelligence Bureau is the nodal agency on economic intelligence. It was set up in 1985 for coordinating and strengthening the economic intelligence and enforcement activities under the Ministry of Finance.
  2. The Bureau is headed by a Director General who is assisted by two Additional Directors General (JS-Equivalent), Joint Secretary (COFEPOSA), Additional/ Joint Directors (DS/Director equivalent), Under Secretaries, Deputy Directors (US equivalent) and other staff. The Bureau has a sanctioned strength of 113 Officers & Staff. At present, its working strength is 67 only.
  3. In terms of its existing charter, the CEIB functions as 
    • The Secretariat for the Economic Intelligence Council (EIC).
    • Coordination between various agencies for coordinating action and repository of economic intelligence (ECOINT) and
    • Administers the COFEPOSA Act 1974 at Central Government Level.
  4. As part of its mandate, the CEIB:
    • Maintains databases on economic offenders and offences
    • Acts as a Think Tank and studies and analyses macro level economic activities
    • Supervises and monitors the functioning of Regional Economic Intelligence Councils (REICs), which are coordinating bodies at the field level and comprise of representatives from various Central and State enforcement and investigative agencies dealing with economic offences.
    • Organizes training programmes in premier training institutions for officers of the Department of Revenue/ Member agencies of REICs.
    • Vets applications under Global Entry Program (GEP)
  5. The detailed work allocation is outlined in ‘About us’ where work area of each Division is given.