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IPS Officer Nalin Prabhat To Head India's Counter-Terrorism Force NSG

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Published : Apr 20, 2024, 1:55 am IST
Updated : Apr 20, 2024, 1:55 am IST

Prabhat is presently working as additional director-general in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

Nalin Prabhat.
 Nalin Prabhat.

NEW DELHI: Senior IPS officer Nalin Prabhat has been appointed as the chief of National Security Guard (NSG), the country's counter-terrorism force.

Prabhat, a 1992 batch Indian Police Service officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, is presently working as additional director-general in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved his appointment as the director general, NSG for a period up to August 31, 2028 that is the date of his superannuation, the Personnel ministry order said.

As of now, the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) chief Daljit Singh Chawdhary was holding the additional charge of the NSG after the retirement of NSG chief MA Ganapathi.

Popularly known as the "black cats", the central contingency force NSG was raised in 1984. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has also approved the appointment of Sapna Tewari as the Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau (IB).

Tewari, a 1992 batch IPS officer of Odisha cadre, is currently working as Additional Director in the IB.

She has been appointed as the Special Director, IB for a tenure of two years from the date of assumption of charge of the post or up to the date of her superannuation that is April 30, 2026, the order said.

 

Tags: nalin prabhat, counter-terrorism force
Location: India, Delhi