What is the full form of ED?

ED: Enforcement Directorate

The full form of ED is Enforcement Directorate. ED is a specialized financial investigation agency under the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, headquartered in New Delhi. There are five regional offices at Mumbai, Chennai, Chandigarh, Kolkata and Delhi.

What is ED?

ED full form

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is a law enforcement agency and economic intelligence agency in India to enforce economic laws and fight economic matters. It is headed by the Director of Enforcement. It is composed of officers of the Indian Revenue Service, Indian Corporate Law Service, Indian Police Service and the Indian Administrative Service. ED has Regional Offices ie Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Panaji, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna and Srinagar. Headed by the Joint Director. ED has Sub Regional Offices i.e. Bhubaneswar, Kozhikode, Indore, Madurai, Nagpur, Allahabad, Raipur, Dehradun, Ranchi, Surat, Shimla. Whose head is the Deputy Director.


  • The Directorate of Enforcement was established on May 01, 1956, when an ‘Enforcement Unit’ under the control of the Department of Economic Affairs was established under the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1947 (FERA, 1947) to prevent violation of exchange control laws.
  • In the year 1957 this unit was renamed as Enforcement Directorate and another branch was opened at Madras,Tamil Nadu.

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