Senior IPS officer SS Deswal appointed as DG of Sashastra Seema Bal

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed senior IPS officer S S Deswal as Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). He will hold post for period up to his superannuation on August 2021. Prior to this appointment he was as DG of Border Security Force (BSF). He is 1984-batch IPS officer of the Haryana cadre.

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

SSB is one of India’s Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). It is entrusted with guarding the country’s border with Nepal and Bhutan. It was established in 1963 following Sino-Indian War. It was formerly known as Special Service Bureau. It is under administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Its headquarters are in New Delhi and motto is “Service, Security and Brotherhood”. It has specialist jurisdictions for national border patrol, security, and integrity.

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