CRPF chief Dilip Trivedi on Sunday retired from service even as the government is yet to appoint a new director general for the country's largest paramilitary force.
1978-batch Uttar Pradesh cadre IPS officer Trivedi, who flew down from Guwahati to the force headquarters in Delhi after attending the two-day DGPs and IGs conference, was seen off by senior officials of the force.
He headed the Central Reserve Police Force for close to 15 months.
Meanwhile, Special DG of the force RC Tayal has been named by the home ministry as the acting chief till a successor to Trivedi is appointed.
CRPF, with over 3 lakh personnel in its ranks, is the mainstay for anti-Naxal operations in the country. It is also deployed extensively in its hinterlands for rendering various internal security tasks, including counter-insurgency and law and order duties.