Government on Wednesday approved the appointment of senior IPS officer Anirudh Uppal as head of the CRPF in Jammu and Kashmir.
Uppal, a 1976-batch Himachal Pradesh cadre officer, will be the new Special Director General of the CRPF in Jammu and Kashmir following the approval of the Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Uppal currently is serving as the Additional DG in ITBP and has earlier served as Inspector General with the elite NSG in Delhi.
The Committee also approved the appointment of N K Tripathy, 1974-batch Madhya Pradesh cadre IPS officer, as the the new Director General of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in Delhi while incumbent R K Mathur has been moved as the new Director of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy at Hyderabad.
The post of the Director at the National Police Academy fell vacant after earlier chief K Vijay Kumar was made the new Director General of CRPF recently.
While Tripathy and Mathur have tenures till next year, Uppal will superannuate in 2012.