Divya Prakash Sinha was on 25 January 2015 appointed as Secretary (Security) in the Union Cabinet Secretariat. His appointment was approved by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC).
The post of Secretary (Security) had been lying vacant since November 2013 when then Secretary Yashovardhan Azad resigned after being appointed as Information Commissioner by the Union Government.
The move is part of the Government's effort to fill up key posts in the security establishment.
Divya Prakash Sinha is a 1979 batch IPS officer of the Manipur-Tripura cadre. He has served the Intelligence Bureau (IB) for several years handling operations in key regions such as the Northeast and New Delhi.
Who: Divya Prakash Sinha
When: 25 January 2015