New Delhi: While the directives of the Supreme Court to form an SIT to monitor the cases of black money has got stuck into legal proceedings, the spar between the government and the Apex Court has also rendered the two committees on the issue non-functional.

The matter reached a deadlock after the Centre filed review petition over its order of forming an SIT on black money with the Supreme Court.

According to sources, after the Supreme Court’s order the committee which was formed under the chairmanship of Revenue Secretary has become totally redundant. The Committees which had representatives from Intelligence Bureau (IB), Enforcement Directorate (ED), Narcotics Control Bureau, Finance Investigative Agency and RBI had started functioning on April 26, 2011. But after the Apex Court’s order everything has come to a halt.

Likewise, the functioning of another committee formed under the chairmanship of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Chairman has also come to a standstill.

Ironically, the committee had started working on several task assigned to it by the Centre after the Apex Court ordered formation of an SIT. For example, the committee was to submit its report about the laws that are to be researched for stopping the flow of the black money.

Sourced said, CBDT committee had invited the feedback from the common man on the black money. About 4,000 suggestions were received within a span of three weeks. And when the committee was about to hold meetings over the suggestions, the Supreme Court order came as a hindrance.

The committee was to submit its report within six months, out of which nearly two months have already passed.

JPN/Bureau