Published On: Tue, Mar 24th, 2015

Ashok Prasad, Surinder Singh race for CISF DG

New Delhi: Ashok Prasad and Surinder Singh have emerged frontrunners for the post of Director General (DG) of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

Ashok Prasad is likely to be appointed as CISF DG.

Ashok Prasad is likely to be appointed as CISF DG.

The tenure of current CISF Director General Arvind Ranjan will end on April 30, accordingly, the race for the top job in this force has begun.

Ashok Prasad, a 1979 batch IPS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, a former Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau (IB), is currently serving as the Special Secretary Internal Security in the Union Home ministry.

The 59-year-old IPS officer, a post graduate, hails from Bihar, who is to retire in January, 2016, 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.

Surinder Singh, a 1980 batch IPS officer of West Bengal cadre has served as Joint Director, SIB, Jaipur in the rank of DG.
Singh is at present working as the Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau (IB).

Singh, a post graduate, hails from Rajasthan, is to retire in June 2016.

The other senior IPS officers are also lobbying for the post of CISF DG.

TST

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