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Rajesh Ranjan appointed as DG of CISF

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed senior IPS officer Rajesh Ranjan as Director General of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). He will have tenure till November 30, 2020, i.e. the date of his superannuation.

The post was lying DG of CISF was vacant after incumbent OP Singh took over as DG of Uttar Pradesh Police in January 2018.  Ranjan is 1984 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Bihar cadre. Prior to this appointment he was Special Director General of Border Security Force (BSF).

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

The CISF is a central armed police force under the aegis of Ministry of Home Affairs. It was initially established under CISF Act, 1968 to protect major PSUs. However, it was converted to armed force with a larger ambit under an amendment to the Act in 1983.

CISF is tasked with providing security to various government installations including country’s airports, metros etc. Now, CISF provides security to industrial ventures and establishments, VIPs and engages in disaster management amongst others. It also has Fire Wing to response to fire emergencies/accidents. With force larger than 1,65,000 it is the largest security force in the world.

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Neelam Kapoor appointed as Director General of Sports Authority of India

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed senior bureaucrat Neelam Kapoor as Director General (DG) of the Sports Authority of India (SAI). ACC was headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,

She is 1982 batch officer of Indian Information Service (IIS). At present, she is Principal Director General of the Directorate of Field Publicity. She was Principal Director General of Press Information Bureau (PIB) in UPA Government headed by then PM Manmohan Singh. As PIB chief, she was in-charge of information officers attached to every central government ministry.

Sports Authority of India (SAI)

SAI is an apex National Sports body set up in 1984 by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for the development of sport in India. It conducts various activities and schemes to promote sports in India. It is headquartered at, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi). SAI has 2 Sports Academic institutions, 10 SAI Regional Centres (SRC), 14 Centre of Excellence (COE/COX), 56 Sports Training Centres (STC) and 20 Special Area Games (SAG).

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