Published On: Thu, Jun 11th, 2015

Tayal takes over as new DG of National Security Guard

New Delhi: Senior IPS officer Ramesh Chand Tayal today took over as the new Director General (DG) of the elite counter-terror force National Security Guard (NSG).

Ramesh Chand Tayal today took over as the new DG of NSG.

Ramesh Chand Tayal today took over as the new DG of NSG.

The 1980-batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre officer was accorded a guard of honour before he took charge at the ‘black cat’ commandos’ headquarters here.

Tayal was till now serving as the Special Director General in paramilitary CRPF and was heading its formation in Jammu and Kashmir.

He is expected to serve in the top post till August next year when he is scheduled for superannuation.

The post fell vacant after incumbent chief J N Choudhury retired on May 31.

Hailing from Haryana, Tayal has earlier served as an Additional DG in the Sashastra Seema Bal during his stint at the centre, apart from postings in his cadre in Assam.

NSG was raised in 1984 as a federal contingency force with a specific aim to undertake counter-terror and counter-hijack operations and it was later tasked to protect high-risk VVIPs.

PTI

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