Senior IPS officers Rajni Kant Misra and S S Deswal were appointed as Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) respectively, according to an official order.
Misra, a 1984-batch IPS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, is at present serving as the SSB chief.
He has been tasked to head the BSF for a period up to his superannuation on August 31, 2019 in place of K K Sharma, who retires this month end, the order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training said.
Deswal, a 1984-batch IPS officer of the Haryana cadre, will head the SSB in place of Misra. He will hold the post for a period up to his superannuation on August 31, 2021, it said.
About 200,000 strong BSF guards India’s frontier with Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The SSB, which has about 90,000 personnel, guards India’s borders with Nepal and Bangladesh.
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