Income Tax Directorate of Criminal Investigation of India is an ambitious project of Indian government to curb tax evasion and tax avoidance. It is a law enforcement agency, under the Ministry of Finance. Its main objective is to fight tax evasion and to tackle the menace of black money with cross-border ramifications in India.
The initiative though praiseworthy has many problems of its own says techno legal experts. There is great possibility of misuse of the intelligence information gathered with the help of such an agency, informs Praveen Dalal, managing partner of ICT law firm Perry4Law and the leading Cyber Forensics Expert of India. India has no dedicated Privacy Laws, Data Protection Laws and Data Security Laws and in the absence of such laws DCI should not be established at all, suggests Dalal.
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