New Delhi: Senior IPS officer M K Singla has been appointed as the new Special Secretary of Home Ministry’s crucial internal security division, a post which was vacant after retirement of Ashok Prasad on January 31.
A 1982-batch IPS officer of Kerala cadre, Singla was at present posted as Additional Director General, Border Security Force (BSF).
The name of Singla was cleared by the appointments committee of Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The order said Singla’s appointment will take effect from the date of his joining the post and up to the date of his superannuation or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
The internal security division deals with police, law and order and rehabilitation besides analysing threats emerging from terror, Maoists and other anti-national groups.
Besides his, K K Sharma, Additional DG, BSF, has been promoted as DG, BSF, while K Durga Prasad, Special DG, CRPF, has been elevated to the DG, CRPF.
Archana Ramasundaram, DG, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), has been shifted as DG, Search Results Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), whereas A R K Kinni, Special DG (in-situ), Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), as DG, NCRB.