New ADG of CRPF is Deepak Mishra [ Current Affairs ]
Deepak Mishra a senior IPS officer has been appointed as Additional Director General in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) after his appointment cleared by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
- He will serve as AGD up to November 2018 with effect from the date of assumption of charge of the post.
- Deepak Mishra is IPS officer of the 1984 batch of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre.
About Central Reserve Police Force (CRFP):
- CRPF is the largest statutory Central Armed Police Forces in India.
- It functions and operates under the support of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
- It was formed on 27th July 1939, under Crown Representative’s Police but after independence it becomes statutory Central Reserve Police Force after the enactment of the CRPF Act, 1949.
- CRPF is the world’s largest revolutionary force with 228 battalions and over three lakh personnel at the current time.
- Its main role is to assist States/Union Territories (UTs) in police operations to preserve law and order and contain insurgency.
- Head of the CRPF is a Director General who is an Indian Police Service officer and is separated into ten directorial sectors, each headed by an Inspector General.
- Each Sector consists of one or more administrative and/or Operational Ranges, headed by an officer of the rank of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police. Below is list of administrative:
- Director General (Apex Scale of the Indian Police Service)
- Special Director General (HAG + Scale of the Indian Police Service)
- Additional Director General (HAG Scale of the Indian Police Service, also available to BSF cadre)
- Inspector General (IG)
- Deputy Inspector General (DIG)
- Commandant (CO)
- Second In Command (2 I/C)
- Deputy Commandant (DC)
- Assistant Commandant (AC): Group A Gazetted Officer
- Published on: April 19, 2016