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Himachal Pradesh DGP Sanjay Kumar appointed new NDRF chief

The Union home ministry on Monday issued an order appointing Kumar, a 1985-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, to the top NDRF post.

india Updated: Jul 04, 2017 18:27 IST
Himachal Pradesh director general of police (DGP) Sanjay Kumar.
Himachal Pradesh director general of police (DGP) Sanjay Kumar. (HT File Photo)

Himachal Pradesh director general of police (DGP) Sanjay Kumar has been appointed as the new chief of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

The Union home ministry on Monday issued an order appointing Kumar, a 1985-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, to the top NDRF post.

The post of NDRF director general (DG) fell vacant after incumbent R K Pachnanda was appointed as the chief of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), the Sino-Indian border guarding force.

Pachnanda, at present, is still holding the charge of the NDRF DG after he took over as the ITBP DG on June 30.

Kumar, who is the director general of police in Himachal Pradesh, is set to retire in December next year.