Senior IPS officer of Gujarat cadre Anup Kumar Singh has been appointed as Director-General of the National Security Guard (NSG). The appointment of Mr Singh, who is a 1985-batch IPS officer, was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.
The post was lying vacant for over two months after the retirement of Sudeep Lakhtakia, a 1984-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Telangana cadre.
“The appointment (of Singh) will be from the date of joining the post and up to September 30, 2020 i.e. date of his superannuation or till further orders, whichever is earlier,” an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training said.
The NSG was raised as the federal contingency force to counter terrorists and hijack-like incidents in 1984.
Anup Kumar Singh’s appointment will be from the date of joining the post and up to 30th of September, 2020.