In a written reply to Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Corporate Affairs Rao Inderjit Singh said that at present, there are a total of 238 sanctioned post and out of them, 88 positions are filled and 150 are vacant.
The finance ministry notified changes to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002, on November 22.
Based on inputs and the investigations carried out, it was gathered that Dortse had fled from Delhi-NCR to a remote place in the state of Bihar
His letter to the SFIO comes at a time when the world's most valuable edtech startup is muddled with issues including alleged mis-selling of various courses, delayed fundraises, and is thus cutting costs.
The court also revived the lookout circulars that were issued by the agency against Subrata Roy and other persons.
The SFIO is probing corporate governance violation charges against the former promoters of BPSL.
The Supreme Court bench permitted SFIO to file the report in a sealed cover and has listed the matter for further hearing on October 6.
The corporate affairs ministry ordered a probe after RoC found that the company allegedly diverted Rs 1,000 crore and also failed to pay Rs 150 crore in interest.
Jaypee group, which is into construction, cement, power, real estate, hotel and hospital businesses, has been facing crisis in the last few years due to defaults in debt repayments and huge delays in completion of housing projects in Noida and Greater Noida.
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has ordered a Serious Fraud Investigation Office probe in travel firm Cox & Kings after it uncovered prima facie evidence of siphoning of money, a source told Moneycontrol.
The MCA ordered an SFIO probe on the recommendations of the Western Regional Director of the MCA, which, in its report on CG Power submitted last month, found diversion of funds.
The Registrar of Companies, Mumbai office, has submitted its report on Dewan Housing Finance Corporation (DHFL) to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs a couple of days ago, an official said.
The two officials have been arrested in connection with a National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) scam, six years after it first came to light.
The SFIO contended the NCLT does not have the jurisdiction to direct an investigation into the affairs under the provisions of the Companies Act.
The fraud investigation agency had filed the case against the audit firm before a special court in Mumbai and the proceedings were being heard by a bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).
This order is huge set back to Delliotte and BSR Associates which is part of KPMG group. Deliotte spokesperson said ““We note the NCLT’s ruling, which is unfortunate. We will review the order and decide on a course of action shortly. DHS LLP remains committed to high standards of audit quality and ethical conduct in its professional practice. The firm has faith in the regulatory and judicial processes and will continue to cooperate fully with the authorities.”
In its report that runs into over 70,000 pages, the investigating agency has charged officials of 13 banks of being hand-in-glove with the Bhushan Steel promoters
The NCLT in an order posted on its website on July 18 said the corporate affairs ministry can go ahead with prosecution based on the findings of the probe conducted by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO).
The latest SFIO report also has a mention of former finance minister P Chidambaram based on a passing reference made by C Sivasankaran during the investigation.
In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur said the SFIO has vast powers under the Companies Act, 2013.
Bhushan Power & Steel defaulted on Rs 47,700 crore worth of loans in 2017 and was one of the 12 cases referred for resolution under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.
C Sivasankaran, promoter of Siva Group, had arranged hospitality and other amenities for IL&FS Chairman Ravi Parthasarathy, director Vibhav Kapoor, and vice-chairman Hari Sankaran, SFIO has said in its report.
According to documents filed by the SFIO, IL&FS has outstanding NCDs of over Rs 25,000 crore.
The huge scam came to light last year after IL&FS and its subsidiaries defaulted on several debt repayments due to a severe liquidity crisis.
Nittin Johari is accused of being the prime perpetrator who manipulated letters of credit (LCs) by filing false documents to avail funds from various banks.