Arun Jaitley asks revenue intelligence officials to find new techniques for preventing smuggling, fake currencies
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 05-Dec-2017

New Delhi, December 5: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has asked officers of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) to keep pace with technology to counter and curb the menace of circulation of fake Indian currency notes, illicit international trade of wildlife and environmentally sensitive items.

Speaking at the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the DRI in New Delhi yesterday, Jaitley asked them to find new and innovative techniques to thwart the latest ways of smuggling sensitive contraband items like gold and narcotics.

 

The Finance Minister said, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has evolved with changing nature of the country's economy. He complimented the organisation for investigation success rate. He said, it is important for institution like DRI to continue to upgrade its skills.

“With every generation, a new category of officers usually gets invented. And its extremely important that officers of an agency like the DRI keep upgrading their skills, their knowledge and their priority areas are known to them, so that detections in those areas itself could take place and it is here that we also have to use your discretion as economic investigator very efficiently,” he added.

Over the years, as an organisation, the DRI has carved a niche for itself in the field of investigation and law enforcement, adapting and realigning itself to the ever changing economic scenario. DRI occupies a position of eminence in matters of national security and economic health, playing key role in the Government’s efforts against black money, and in protection of environment and preservation of India’s rich and ancient cultural heritage.