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Directorate of Revenue Intelligence and Enforcement

Introduction

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence and Enforcement has been created vide Notification No: 231-F.T. dated 12-02-2019 with a view to restructuring the indirect tax administration of the State to counter revenue leakage and tax evasion through intensive and broad-based investigation and enforcement with multifaceted approach. The Directorate is currently situated at 32 B. B. Ganguly Street, Kolkata – 700012 till a permanent premise is arranged.

Departmental Structure

The Directorate is headed by the Director of Revenue Intelligence and Enforcement, and officer of IAS cadre. The investigation teams and field officers in the DRI&E to deal with tax evasion cases are done the West Bengal Revenue Service officers and other officials from the other Revenue Directorates. A schematic diagram of the departmental structure is given below:

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The Directorate has the following wings or cells:

  • A. Administrative Wing
  • B. Investigation Wing
  • C. Prosecution Wing
  • D. Law Cell
  • E. IT Wing
  • F. Cyber Forensic Lab
  • G. Vigilance Wing

The Directorate has its own official website with the link: www.wbdrie.gov.in.

Acts under which the Directorate functions:

The DRI&E authorities has jurisdiction throughout West Bengal to make enquiries and undertake investigations about cases of tax evasion and enforcement in respect of the following Acts and corresponding riles:

  • (i) The West Bengal Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017;
  • (ii) The West Bengal Value Added Tax Act, 2003;
  • (iii) The West Bengal Sales Tax Act, 1994;
  • (iv) The West Bengal State Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments Act, 1979;
  • (v) The Bengal Agricultural Income Tax Act, 1944;
  • (vi) The Bengal Excise Act, 1909;
  • (vii) The Indian Stamp Act, 1899;
  • (viii)The Registration Act, 1908;
  • (ix) The Bengal Electricity Duty Act, 1935;
  • (x) The West Bengal Duty on Inter-State River Valley Electricity Act, 1973; and
  • (xi) The Lotteries (Regulation) Act, 1998

The DRI&E also undertakes investigations about tax evasion and enforcement of the Central Acts on Goods and Services Act and the Central Sales Tax Act, 1956 involving transactions relating to West Bengal as may be necessary.

Contact Information

Details of Contact

Designation

Director , DRI & E

Office Address     

 

Directorate of Revenue Intelligence and Enforcement

32, BB Ganguly Street, Bowbazar

Kolkata - 700012

Telephone Number

033 22259779

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