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Rajesh Ranjan assumes charge as CISF chief

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Rajesh on Wednesday took charge as 27th of (CISF) at the force's headquarters here.

assumed his office a day after the appointed him to the post that was lying vacant after incumbent O.P. Singh took over as Uttar Pradesh Police's in January.

A of honour was presented to

The on Tuesday appointed Ranjan, a 1984 of cadre, as CISF till November 30, 2020, the date of his retirement from service.

Prior to his appointment as CISF chief, Ranjan was in at the force's headquarters here since March 20 last year.

A post graduate in English, Ranjan, who was selected into the (IPS) at the age of 24, has held many important and sensitive positions. He served as of Police in four districts in Bihar, and also held key posts at the headquarters.

Ranjan has also served with the and as at the Interpol General Secretariat in Lyon, He has also served as Vigilance Officer in Gas Authority of India Ltd.

He has been decorated with the Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2000 and President's Police Medal for in 2008.

Now, Ranjan will lead the CISF which has become a multi-skilled security agency, mandated to provide installations of the country in diverse areas.

The CISF, which came into existence in 1969, is currently providing security cover to nuclear installations, space establishments, airports, seaports, power plants, sensitive buildings and ever heritage monuments.

Among the important responsibilities entrusted to the CISF are the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, VIP Security, Disaster Management and establishment of a of the UN at



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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 20:10 IST