Prakash Mishra appointed as new Director General of CRPF
Senior IPS officer Prakash Mishra is appointed as new Director General (DG) of Central Reserve Police Force(CRFP). His name was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
His appointmnet comes after the post was lying vacant since then DG Dilip Trivedi had retired on 30th November 2014.
Mr Mishra is a 1977-batch IPS officer from Odisha cadre. He had played important role in anti-Naxal operations by spearheading such operations when he was the Director General of Police in Odisha.
About Central Reserve Police Force (CRFP)
- CRPF is the largest Central Armed Police Forces in India. It operates under the aegis of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
- It was established in 1939, under Crown Representative’s Police but after independence it was made statutory Central Reserve Police Force after the enactment of the CRPF Act, 1949.
- At present CRPF is the world’s largest paramilitary force with 228 battalions and over three lakh personnel.
- Function: Its primary role is to assist States/Union Territories in police operations to maintain law and order and contain insurgency.