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Govt appoints MA Ganapathy (IPS) as DG of BCAS

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of MA Ganapathy (IPS) as Director General (DG) of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS)

MA Ganapathy (IPS) gets ACC approval to be appointed as Director General (DG) of the Bureau of Civil Aviation (BCAS)
  • MA Ganapathy (IPS) gets ACC approval to be appointed as Director General (DG) of the Bureau of Civil Aviation (BCAS)

  • Ganapathy is a 1986-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Uttarakhand

New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of MA Ganapathy (IPS) as Director-General (DG) of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) on Wednesday. According to an order from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), he has been appointed to the post for a period up-to his superannuation on February 29, 2024, or until further orders, whichever is earlier. Ganapathy is a 1986-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Uttarakhand.

Ganapathy’s profile

MA Ganapathy (IPS) completed his graduation in economics from Madras Christian College, Chennai. He did his post-graduation in International Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and LLB from the Delhi University. He joined the Indian Police Service in the year 1986 and was allotted Uttar Pradesh cadre. Later, he was allotted Uttarakhand Cadre after the creation of the new State of Uttarakhand.

During his career spanning 29 years in the Police Service, Ganapathy has served as Superintendent of Police at Moradabad City, Sonebhadra and Hardoi and as Sr. Superintendent of Police at Nainital, Meerut and Kanpur. He has the experience of dealing with Left Wing Extremism at Sonebhadra and Sikh militancy at Nainital, in addition to tackling multifarious policing challenges in towns like Meerut and Kanpur. He was selected for deputation to the Central Bureau of Investigation in 1999 and functioned as SP, Special Crimes Branch, Delhi and was subsequently promoted as DIG, Anti Corruption - I, Delhi. He has held as part-time Director on the Board of Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL).

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Ganapathy is a recipient of Police Medal for Meritorious Service in the year 2002 and President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in the year 2010. He is also an alumnus of the National Defence College, Delhi.

Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS)

The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) is an attached office of the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA). It is the regulatory authority for civil aviation security in India. It is headed by an officer of the rank of Director General of police and is designated as Director-General of Security (Civil Aviation). Director-General of security (DG BCAS) is the appropriate authority for the implementation of Security (Safeguarding International Civil Aviation Against Acts of Unlawful Interference) to the Chicago convention of the International Civil Aviation Organization. Director-General of security (CA) is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the National Civil Aviation Security Programme.

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