O P Singh takes charge as CISF DG
IPS officer O P Singh on Monday took over as the new Director General of CISF, a paramilitary force tasked to secure vital civil airports, and nuclear and aerospace installations in the country.
Singh, a 1983-batch officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, who was serving as the Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), was appointed to head the 1.48 lakh-strong force after an order by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet, headed by the Prime Minister on September 23. His tenure is till January 2020. On his arrival at the CISF headquarters here, he was accorded a guard of honour after which senior officers briefed him.
The government has carried out a comprehensive high-level security audit of civil airports in the country and has underlined that all these facilities need to be secured by the Central Industrial Security Force. agencies