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Nina Singh becomes first woman to head CISF, IPS officer Anish Dayal Singh appointed as DG CRPF

Nina Singh has been appointed as the DG, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). Nina Singh, a 1989-batch IPS officer of Rajasthan cadre, is currently working as Special DG, CISF.

Edited By: Sheenu Sharma @20sheenu New Delhi Updated on: December 29, 2023 10:48 IST
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Image Source : CISF (X) Nina Singh becomes first woman to head CISF

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) chief Anish Dayal Singh was appointed as the Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) today (December 28), a Personnel Ministry order said. Singh, a 1988-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Manipur cadre, was holding the additional charge of the CRPF following the retirement of incumbent SL Thaosen on November 30.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved Singh's appointment as DG, CRPF up to December 31, 2024, i.e. the date of his superannuation, it added. 

Rahul Rasgotra appointed ITBP chief:

Rahul Rasgotra, at present a special director in the Intelligence Bureau (IB), will be the new ITBP chief in place of Singh.

Rasgotra, a 1989-batch IPS officer of Manipur cadre, has been appointed to the post till September 30, 2025, i.e. the date of his superannuation, the order said.

Nina Singh has been appointed as the DG, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). Nina Singh, a 1989-batch IPS officer of Rajasthan cadre, is currently working as Special DG, CISF. She has been appointed to the post till her superannuation on July 31, 2024, the order said.

Vivek Srivastava, a 1989-batch IPS officer of Gujarat cadre, will be Director General, Fire Service, Civil Defence and Home Guards. He has been appointed to the post till June 30, 2025, i.e. the date of his superannuation, the order said. Srivastava is at present a special director in IB.

Know more about the newly appointed DGs: 

Three Manipur-cadre IPS officers were appointed as chiefs of central paramilitary forces on Thursday, with astute Intelligence Bureau officer Rahul Rasgotra getting the charge of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police and Nina Singh becoming the first woman to head the Central Industrial Security Force.

She is currently the Special Director General of CISF, which mans airports, Delhi Metro, government buildings and strategic installations throughout the country. Singh was inducted into the Indian Police Service (IPS) as a Manipur-cadre officer, but she later moved to Rajasthan cadre.

A 1989-batch IPS officer, she has been holding the additional charge of CISF DG since the superannuation of Sheel Vardhan Singh on August 31 this year. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved Nina Singh's appointment as the DG, CISF till July 31, 2024, i.e. the date of her superannuation, a Personnel Ministry order stated.

Anish Dayal Singh, a Manipur-cadre IPS officer of 1988 batch, has been made the Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the world's largest paramilitary force. He has been holding the post as an additional charge for the last few weeks besides heading the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

He will head the CRPF until his superannuation on December 31, 2024. CRPF, with a force strength of about 3.25 lakh personnel, is spread across the length and breadth of the country for maintenance of peace. It plays an active role in countering terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.

Rasgotra, a 1989-batch IPS officer of Manipur cadre, who has spent nearly three decades in the Intelligence Bureau handling important desks, was appointed as the Director General of ITBP, which has a strength of around 90,000 personnel. The appointment of Rasgotra to the ITBP, which is deployed along the Sino-India border, comes at a time when the paramilitary force will have an additional team of intelligence officers for surveillance and intelligence gathering.

Rasgotra was a special director in the Intelligence Bureau (IB). He has been appointed to the post till September 30, 2025, i.e. the date of his superannuation, the order said.

(With agencies inputs) 

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