Published On: Fri, Oct 30th, 2015

Sharad Kumar to continue working NIA chief after his retirement

New Delhi: The Director General of National Investigation Agency (NIA) Sharad Kumar will continue to head the organization for one more year as government on Friday cleared a proposal to re-employ the senior IPS officer as Chief of anti-terror agency.

NIA DG Sharad Kumar

NIA DG Sharad Kumar

Kumar was retiring on Saturday.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the proposal for re-appointment of Kumar on the post of NIA Director General on “re-employment on contract basis” for a period of one year beyond the date of superannuation, an official statement said.

Kumar, an IPS officer of 1979 batch of Haryana cadre, was appointed as Chief of NIA on July 30, 2013.

His continuance was approved apparently to help the agency in completing some of the important cases which includes Burdwan blast case, Samjhauta blast case and recent Udhampur terror strike case.

Having got numerous outstanding reports during service, Kumar is also a recipient of President’s Police medals for meritorious and distinguished services in the year 1996 and 2004, respectively.

Inputs with PTI

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