New Delhi: Alok Sharma (IPS) has been appointed as Additional Director General (ADG) of Special Protection Group (SPG). According to an order from the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved a proposal of the Office of Secretary (Security) under the Cabinet Secretariat for the appointment of Sharma, consequent upon his empanelment for holding ADG/ADG equivalent level post in the Central government. He has been appointed to the post-period up-to March 15, 2022, or untill further orders, whichever is earlier. Sharma is a 1991-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Uttar Pradesh. Prior to this assignment, Sharma was serving as Inspector General (IG) of SPG since February 28, 2018.
Profile of Alok Sharma (IPS)
Sharma is a 1991-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Uttar Pradesh. He is a Science graduate (B Sc). He joined Indian Police Service in 1991. He has held very important positions in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Prior to this assignment, Sharma was serving as Inspector General (IG) Special Protection Group (SPG) since February 28, 2018.
Special Protection Group (SPG)
The Special Protection Group (SPG) is a special operations force whose objective is providing proximate security to the Prime Minister of India and members of their immediate families anywhere in the world. It was formed in 1988 by an Act of the Parliament of India. It provides security only to the Prime Minister of India and their immediate family members residing with them at the official residence. Earlier, it used to provide security to former prime ministers as well, but they are now given the Z+ security cover.
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