Published On: Mon, Jan 12th, 2015

Ashok Prasad to take charge as Special Secretary in Home Ministry today

New Delhi: Ashok Prasad will take over as the new Special Secretary (Internal Security) in the Home Ministry today.

Ashok Prasad, who was recently appointed special secretary (Internal Security) in the home ministry, is expected to take charge on Monday.

Ashok Prasad, who was recently appointed Special Secretary (Internal Security) in the Home Ministry, is expected to take charge today.

Prasad succeeds Prakash Mishra, who was appointed as the Director General (DG) of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

He was appointed as the Special Secretary (Internal Security) in Home Ministry by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on January 1.

Prior to this appointment, Prasad was special director in the Intelligence Bureau (IB).

Prasad is an Indian Police Service officer of 1979 batch from Andhra Pradesh cadre. Prasad also served in Jammu and Kashmir as the Director General of Police (DGP).

A recipient of Police Medal in 1999 and President’s Police Medal for distinguished service in 2006, Prasad brings with him experience of over two decades in the central agency.

Keeping his background in mind, Prasad has been entrusted as Special Secretary (Internal Security) in the Home Ministry to oversee all areas related to security and intelligence.

The Internal Security division deals with police, law and order and rehabilitation besides analysing threats emerging from terror, Maoists and other anti-national groups.

TST

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