NEW DELHI: Senior IPS officer JN Choudhury has been appointed as head of National Security Guard (NSG) in place of Arvind Ranjan who will take over as the full-time chief of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
The Union Home Ministry issued the orders today on the appointments to the two important central security forces.
A home ministry release said that Choudhury’s appointment will come into effect from the date of he takes charge.
It said that Ranjan, a 1977 batch IPS officer, will continue to hold the charge till Choudhury assumes his duties.
Ranjan’s appointment as DG CISF will come into effect from the date he assumes charge.
The NSG has specific tasks of undertaking special counter-terror and counter-hijack operations.
Ranjan, a 1977-batch officer of Kerala cadre with a wide experience in central paramilitary forces, took over the full charge of the 1.47-lakh strong CISF today at its headquarters here
The CISF guards vital government installations including airports and nuclear and aerospace facilities in the country.
Ranjan was given the additional charge of the force early this month after incumbent DG Rajiv retired in October this year.