New Delhi, Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday formally released a postage stamp to commemorate the distinguished service and glorious contribution by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in protecting the nation.
After releasing the stamp, the Union Minister congratulated DRI on the excellent performance of its officers. She remarked that DRI continues to play an immense role in countering smuggling, as well as in preserving the cultural heritage and environment of the country.
The challenges faced by the organisation continue to grow with the adoption of innovative modes of smuggling and called for increasing the concerted efforts of DRI, the Minister added.
She stressed on the critical need for training the officers of DRI in using technology and data analytics, to be able to inspire confidence of its citizens and deter the smugglers.
Ms Sitharaman congratulated all officers and staff of DRI on their commitment to duty and determined and collaborative efforts to counter the smuggling activities in the country.