VK Johri Special Secretary in RAW Appointed as New BSF DG

IPS officer VK Johri appointed as the next Director General (DG). The order is issued by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) that is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has Home Minister Amit Shah as its member.

Johri, a 1984-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre. He is presently serving as the Special Secretary in the external intelligence agency RAW under the Cabinet Secretariat.

The order also stated that Johri appointed as an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Union home ministry. He will attain superannuation on September 2020, the order stated.

Border Security Force (BSF)
The BSF with a present strength of about 2.5 lakh personnel. It is the country’s largest border guarding force and is tasked to secure two of India’s most important and sensitive fronts with Pakistan and Bangladesh. The two other border guarding forces are ITBP (China) and SSB (Nepal and Bhutan).

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