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Bihar cadre IPS officer Rajesh Ranjan takes over as CISF DG

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Bihar-cadre IPS today took over as the new (DG) of the CISF, which guards a majority of the country's civil airports and other vital installations.

An official release said Ranjan, who was till now a Special DG in the here, will hold the post till November 2020.

The of the Cabinet (ACC) had yesterday issued an order appointing the 1984-batch to the post that had been lying vacant for over two months after O P was appointed the DGP of

Singh's last working day in the CISf was January 22.

The new DG was given a presentation on the working profile of the force and also interacted with senior officials after taking charge, a said.

A post graduate in English, Ranjan had earlier served in the CBI and was with the in on deputation, apart from holding posts in

During his tenure, the CISF is expected to be deployed at more civil airports in the country, beginning with Shirdi in this month, and will ensure that all the 59 airports under its cover do away with the hand baggage tagging and stamping system for passengers.

The force is also expected to be inducted in a number of vital installations in the private and government domains as part of its counter-terror and anti-sabotage mandate.

The (CISF), raised in 1969, works under the command of the and also secures in the country, apart from securing over 70 VIPs.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 19:10 IST