After high-level appointments last month at Central intelligence and investigative agencies, the Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday picked up new chiefs for two important paramilitary forces- Indo-Tibetan Border Police(ITBP) and Border Security Force(BSF) .
Ajay Chadha, a 1977 batch IPS officer of the AGMU cadre, currently serving as Special Secretary in the Home Ministry was appointed as the new Director General of ITBP while Subhash Joshi, IPS officer of 1976 batch of the Uttarakhand cadre, would now head BSF. Chadha earlier served as Special CP, Commonwealth Games 2010 and Special CP traffic, Delhi. He joined the MHA in December 2011. The post had fallen vacant after Ranjit Sinha was appointed as the CBI Director. He will have service tenure till August 2013.
Joshi, who is currently heading the elite anti-terror force National Security Guard (NSG), will lead the 1.8 lakh-strong BSF as the post had fallen vacant on December 1, due to the retirement of U K Bansal. He also served in the CRPF as the Special Director General of Police and will have service tenure till February 2014.
Special Director General of BSF Arvind Ranjan, a 1977 batch IPS officer of the Kerala cadre, has been appointed as Director General of NSG. Ranjan will replace Joshi and has service tenure till April 2015.