IPS officer Surender Singh new CISF DG

New Delhi: Senior IPS officer Surender Singh has been appointed as the new chief of central paramilitary force CISF.

Singh, a 1980-batch police officer of West Bengal cadre, is at present serving as a Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and will  take over the new charge as incumbent Director General Arvind Ranjan retired on Friday.

An order in this regard was issued today by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Singh will have a tenure till August next year as the head of the 1.41-lakh personnel strong force tasked to secure some of the most vital and strategic installations in the country like civil airports and facilities in the nuclear and aerospace domain.

Earlier, outgoing DG Ranjan was accorded a farewell by senior officials of the Central Industrial Security Force yesterday.

Ranjan, a 1977-batch IPS officer of Kerala cadre, had been the head of the force for close to 16 months during which he initiated a slew of best practices in the force, especially, with regard to enhancing the security consultancy wing of the force.


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