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SS Deswal appointed Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed senior IPS officer S S Deswal as the Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
SS Deswal appointed Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police
  • He will succeed R K Pachnanda, who superannuated from office and shall be in office for period up to his superannuation on August 31, 2021.
  • Deswal is 1984 batch IPS officer of Haryana cadre.
  • Prior to this appointment, he was Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

About Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP):

  • ITBP (भारत-तिब्बत सीमा पुलिस बल) is one of the five Central Armed Police Forces of India.
  • It was raised on 24 October 1962, under CRPF Act, in wake of the 1962 Sino-Indian War.
  • It was provided full autonomy after Parliament enacted Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force Act, 1992.
  • It works under the command of Union Home Ministry. 
  • It is headquartered in New Delhi.
  • Its motto is Shaurya- Dridhata- Karm Nishtha (English: Valour- Steadfastness- Commitment).
  • At present, ITBP is a strong Central Armed Police Force of 90000 personnel.
  • It primarily guards the 3,488 km long Indo-China border along Tibet Autonomous Region from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It is a specialized mountain force and mans border outposts on altitudes ranging from 9000 feet to 18700 feet in Western, Middle and Eastern sectors of Indo-China Border.
  • It is also engaged in variety of internal security tasks including anti-naxal operations, disaster management, civil Medical Camp, nuclear, biological and chemical disasters and UN peacekeeping missions around the world.

Question:

Q. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed whom as the Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)?
a. S S Dadwal
b. S S Jamwal
c. S S Deswal
d. S S Dobriyal
SS Deswal appointed Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police SS Deswal appointed Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on November 03, 2018 Rating: 5

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