CBI seeks banking, tax experts to unravel multi-crore scams

CBI seeks banking, tax experts to unravel multi-crore scams
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The Central Bureau of Investigation CBI, which is probing the over Rs 13,000 crore Punjab National Bank scam as well as other financial frauds, has sought deputation of banking and tax experts from various ministries with an offer of good monetary incentives

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the over Rs 13,000 crore Punjab National Bank scam as well as other financial frauds, has sought deputation of banking and tax experts from various ministries with an offer of good monetary incentives.

According to an official communique sent by the CBI to finance and other key ministries, the agency has asked for officers on deputation as advisor (banking), senior advisor (foreign trade or foreign exchange), deputy advisor (foreign trade or foreign exchange) and senior advisor (taxation) on deputation.

Those selected will initially be given short-term contract with the premier investigation agency, it said. These posts are to provide technical assistance and expertise in probing cases involving banking, foreign trade and foreign exchange, taxation and to supervise the work of other technical officer working in the agency, the letter routed to various ministries said. "It may be noted that the officers coming on deputation to CBI are entitled for a special security allowance at the rate of 20 per cent on the pay," it said.

The communique, however, said the candidates who apply for the post will not be allowed to withdraw their candidature subsequently. The CBI is looking into various big-ticket fraud cases in banks besides other complex cases related to foreign trade and taxation.

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