New Delhi: Senior IPS officer VK Johri is the new Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF). He took charge at BSF headquarters in Delhi on Saturday from the outgoing Director General Rajni Kant Misra.
Johri, a 1984-batch IPS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, served as the special secretary in the external intelligence agency RAW, under the Cabinet Secretariat.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the proposal of the Union Home Ministry for the appointment of Johri as the chief of the paramilitary force.
The order also stated that Johri has been appointed as an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Union home ministry with "immediate effect."
Johri will head 2.5 lakh personnel, country's largest border guarding force and is tasked to secure two of India's most important and sensitive borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Johri will attain superannuation in September, 2020.
The two other border guarding forces are ITBP (China) and SSB (Nepal and Bhutan).
(With inputs from IANS and PTI)