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SL Thaosen Is DG CRPF; Anish Dayal Named ITBP Chief

The Central government on Saturday appointed 1988 batch IPS Sujoy Lal Thaosen and Anish Dayal Singh as new Director General (DGs) of CRPF and ITBP respectively.

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By: Alok Singh | NEW DELHI
Updated: October 2, 2022 10:46
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The Central government on Saturday appointed 1988 batch IPS Sujoy Lal Thaosen and Anish Dayal Singh as new Director General (DGs) of CRPF and ITBP respectively.

Taosen, officer of Madhya Pradesh Cadre is currently posted as DGP of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and was holding the additional charge of ITBP chief as well. Meanwhile, Singh, officer of Manipur cadre, is currently posted as Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau.

The New Indian had earlier reported that the government was considering to take the DGP of CRPF from the 1988 batch. The government, however, filled the post of the chief of ITBP with the same batch as well.

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The appointment committee of the cabinet (ACC) issued the order of appointment of both the officers late evening on Saturday.

The biggest post of the CRPF was vacated with the superannuation of 1986 batch IPS officer Kuldiep Singh – who was the chief of India’s largest Central Armed Police Force – till September 30. The post of ITBP chief was also vacated with the transfer of 1988 batch IPS Sanjay Arora as Police Commissioner of Delhi. The post of DG ITBP was being looked after by Thaosen.

The New Indian had also reported that the government was considering filling both the posts together.

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The 59-year-old Thaosen was born in Haflong in Assam and holds a PhD degree from Ujjain University. He has served in forces like the Special Protection Group (SPG) which looks after the security of the Prime Minister of India. He also served in the Border Security Force (BSF) and United Nations as part of the international Police Task Force (IPTF).

CRPF is the country’s largest paramilitary force with the strength of 3.25 lakhs personnel. ITBP, with the strength of 90 thousand personnel, guards the 3,400 kilometers of stretch of India-China border.

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