No Money for Terror Conference
#GS-03 Internal Security
No Money for Terror Conference:
- The Conference is organised by Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) of over 100 countries, jointly called The Egmont Group.
- The Egmont Group was created to provide FIUs around the world a forum to exchange information confidentially to combat money-laundering, the financing of terrorism and other predicate offences.
- New Delhi will host the third edition of the “No Money for Terror” (NMFT) conference in November 18 and 19, 2022.
- There would be 450 representatives attending the conference, including representatives from Interpol, Europol and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
- Pakistan and Afghanistan are not attending the event while a confirmation from China was awaited.
National Investigation Agency:
- The NIA is the Central Counter-Terrorism Law Enforcement Agency of India mandated to investigate all the offences affecting the sovereignty, security and integrity of India.
- It is a statutory body under the NIA Act enacted on 31-12-08 during the aftermath of Mumbai Terror Attacks.
- At present NIA is functioning as the Central Counter Terrorism Law Enforcement Agency in India.
- The agency is empowered to deal with the investigation of terror related crimes across states without special permission from the states under written proclamation from the Ministry of Home Affairs.
- The whole of India and also applies to Indian citizens outside the country.
- Persons in the service of the government wherever they are posted.
- Persons on ships and aircraft registered in India wherever they may be.
- Persons who commit a scheduled offence beyond India against the Indian citizen or affecting the interest of India.