Certain persons, claiming to be whistleblowers, have made offer of assistance in investigation of black money stashed away abroad. "The government has taken specific steps in this regard.Disclosure of the steps taken, at this stage, would not be in the interest of further investigation", Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said in a written reply in the Upper House.
In another reply, Sinha said although there is no official estimate of the amount of black money stashed abroad, the government has initiated various steps to deal the problem. The steps include setting up of a Special Investigation Team and enacting a new law to deal with black money hidden in off-shore accounts.

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