Ramesh Chand Tayal appointed as new Chief of National Security Guard

Senior IPS officer Ramesh Chand Tayal has been appointed as the new chief of elite counter-terror force National Security Guard (NSG).

Ramesh Chand Tayal  was today appointed as DG of NSG.
Ramesh Chand Tayal was today appointed as DG of NSG.

The 1980-batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre officer is presently working as the Special Director General in paramilitary CRPF and is heading its formation in Jammu and Kashmir.

An official order was issued today after the Union Home Ministry cleared his name for the post.

The post of Director General (DG) of National Security Guard (NSG) has been vacant since June 1 after incumbent chief J N Choudhury retired on May 31.

Tayal will be in office till August 2016.

Hailing from Haryana, Tayal has earlier served as an Additional DG in the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) during his stint at the centre.

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.

Tayal is expected to take charge later this week.