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Subodh Kumar Jaiswal (IPS) appointed as Director General of CISF

IPS officer Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, who is currently serving as Director General of Police (DGP) of Maharastra, has been appointed as Director General of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)

Subodh Kumar Jaiswal (IPS) appointed as Director General of CISF
Subodh Kumar Jaiswal (IPS) appointed as Director General of CISF

New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the proposal for the appointment of Subodh Kumar Jaiswal (IPS) as Director General in the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on December 30. According to an order from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Jaiswal has been appointed to the post for a period starting from joining the post up to September 30, 2022, i.e. the date of his superannuation or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

Subodh Kumar Jaiswal's profile

Jaiswal is a 1985-batch senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Maharashtra cadre. He is currently serving as Director General of Police (DGP) of Maharashtra. Prior to joining as DGP of Maharashtra, he was serving as Police Commissioner of Mumbai. He has also been associated with the Research and Analysis Wing (RA&W), India's external intelligence agency for nine years, during which he served as the additional secretary of the organisation for three years.

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Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) 

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is a Central Armed Police Force in India. It was set up under an Act of the Parliament of India on March 10, 1969 with a strength of 2,800. CISF was subsequently made an armed force of India by another Act of Parliament passed on June 15, 1983. Its current active strength consists of 1,48,371 personnel. In April 2017, the government raised the sanctioned strength from 1,45,000 to 1,80,000 personnel. Among its duties are guarding sensitive governmental buildings, the Delhi Metro, and providing airport security. The CISF is governed by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, and its headquarters are in New Delhi.

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