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Dilip Trivedi appointed Director General of the CRPF

Aug 17, 2013 16:04 IST

Senior IPS officer Dilip TrivediSenior IPS officer Dilip Trivedi on 17 August 2013 was appointed the Director General of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. He succeeded Pranay Sahay who retired on 31 July 2013. CRPF is India’s largest paramilitary force.

Dilip Trivedi is a 1978-batch officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre. He is currently serving as the Special Director General of the Border Security Force at its headquarters in Delhi. He has served in various positions in the state police and has also served in the Union government as ADG of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police.

CRPF has three-lakh police personnel at present. It carries out a variety of internal security duties and is the mainstay for anti-Naxal operations in India.

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The Central Reserve Police Force came into existence as Crown Representative’s Police on 27 July 1939. It became the Central Reserve Police Force on enactment of the CRPF Act on 28th December 1949. It has completed 60 years of glorious history. The Force has grown into a big organization with 207 Bn, (including 181 executive Bns, 2 Mahila Bns, 10 RAF Bns, 6 CoBRA  Bns,  2 DM  (NDRF) Bns, 5 Signal Bns and 1 Special Duty Group),  37 Group Centres,   11 Training Institutions, 2 CWS, 7 AWS, 3 SWS, 4 Composite Hospitals of 100 bed and 17 Composite Hospitals of 50 bed.

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