Measures to Tackle Black Money in India and Abroad – Report of the Committee Headed by Chairman, CBDT
Twin issues of corruption and black money have attracted unprecedented public attention in the past few months in India. Political debates in Parliament and outside, media news and campaigns, public demonstrations, dharnas and fasts, Hon’ble Supreme Court’s attention and observations, and the general public discourse, has been focused on these issues for more than past two years now. A host of cases relating to corruption have surfaced, such as 2-G spectrum allocation, CWG, Medical Council of India, illegal mining in Jharkhand, Karnataka, Odisha, etc. While in many of these cases, action was taken suo motu by the law enforcement agencies, in some cases action came after Hon’ble Supreme Court intervened in Public Interest Litigations (PILs) filed before it. A number of cases relating to money kept abroad also surfaced, such as Hassan Ali Khan and associates, accounts in LGT Bank of Liechtenstein (information received from German tax authorities), and recently accounts in HSBC Bank (information received from the Government of France) which are still under investigation.