IPS officer Rajiv appointed new CISF chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 16:14

New Delhi: Senior IPS officer Rajiv was
Wednesday appointed the new chief of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which guards country`s sensitive installations.

Rajiv, who goes by his first name, is a 1975-batch
officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre and is currently serving as
Director General of the National Disaster Response Force
(NDRF) and Civil Defence in the national capital.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced the
appointment today.
He will take over the charge of the 1.47-lakh strong force, which guards country`s airports and sensitive nuclear
and aerospace installations, from outgoing Director General N
R Das who retires on January 31.

Rajiv, who will retire in October next year, takes over
at a time when the CISF is raising fresh units and developing
new methods to enhance the security preparedness at its
sensitive deployments including at 58 airports which it guards
at present.

A Masters in Physics, Rajiv has earlier served as Additional DG in the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), a border guarding force, in Delhi.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 16:14

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