Economic Offences Wing




















         CCIW had its genesis in the year 1967 when a small team of four  Inspectors of Police, eight Sub-Inspectors of Police and fifteen Constables were constituted for the investigation of frauds and misappropriation of funds in Co-operative Societies in five district viz., North Arcot, Thiruchirapalli, Thanjavur, Salem and Coimbatore. From these humble beginnings, CCIW slowly expanded its jurisdiction and ambit of functioning. The second phase of consolidation and expansion of activities took place in the year 1970, when the Inspector General of Police, Madras proposed the formation of an exclusive wing of CBCID named Commercial Crime Investigation Wing to deal with the investigation of all offences pertaining to Cooperative societies.  The Government, constituted the CCIW-CID as per G.O. Ms. No.170, H/O dated 20.1.1971 to investigate offences relating to defalcation of funds in Co-operative Societies and the offences in the following 12 departments.

  1. Director of Handloom and Textiles
  2. Director of Sugar
  3. Director of Khadi and Village Industries
  4. Registrar of Housing
  5. Director of Fisheries
  6. Director of Industries and Commerce
  7. Director of Animal Husbandry
  8. Commissioner of Milk Production and Diary Development
  9. Director of Oil Seeds
  10. Director of Agro Engineering
  11. Director of Sericulture and Agriculture
  12. Director of Social Welfare

          In the year 2000 CCIW was brought under the control of Economic Offences Wing. This was done in accordance with the order issued in the Chief Office proceedings Rc. No.RAI(2)/273552/98, dt. 30.12.1999. 

          At present this unit is headed by ADGP, EOW and assisted by I.G., EOW and SP, CCIW. The field level monitoring is done by Seven Deputy Superintendents of Police in seven CCIW Sub-divisions i.e  Chennai ,Villupuram, Salem, Thanjavur, Coimbatore, Madurai and Tirunelveli. There are 32 CCIW units all over Tamil Nadu. These units are headed by Inspectors. There are 34 Inspectors and 65 Sub-Inspectors of Police based in various units

          As per G.O. Ms.No.260 Co-operation, Food and Consumer Protection Department dated 8.12.1998, Co-operative cases involving misappropriation of funds exceeding Rs.1,00,000/- are investigated by CCIW and those involving less than Rupees 1 lakh and above Rs.50,000/- handled by the concerned District Crime Branch and cases involving less than Rs.50,000/- are handled by the Local Police.

          By and large, complaints are preferred by the Deputy Registrar/Assistant Directors/ Special Officers concerned, after causing an enquiry u/s 81 of Tamil Nadu Co-operative Societies Act. As on date CCIW is investigating 51 cases all over the state and closely monitoring the progress of 1043 cases pending trial in various courts.