Following the Lok Sabha elections in India, the Income Tax department has deployed over 400 of its officers across Gujarat to keep a close watch on election expenditure and flow of black money within the state. Polling on all the 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat will be held on 23rd of April.
“As instructed by the Election Commission (EC) to curb the use of black money during the elections, the I-T department in Gujarat has set up a control room at their state headquarters and it will function round the clock”, said Director General Investigation, Amit Jain.
“The department also released a toll free number – 18002337444 – for general public to share any information about suspicious cash transactions and movements”, he added further.
According to the information, the officials have formed teams in all the 33 districts. “The complaints monitoring cell of our control room would transfer the information about cash movements to these teams, depending on the area specified in the information”, Jain informed further.
Apart from Gujarat, the I-T department will also monitor cash flow in the adjoining Union Territories of Diu, Daman and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, he said adding that the Air Intelligence Unit will be keeping a watch on all the airports of the state. “District administrations will deploy their own teams to monitor cash movements,” he said.
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