Himachal Pradesh DGP Sanjay Kumar was on 5 July 2017 appointed as the Director General (DG) of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).
The post of Director General (DG) of NDRF fell vacant after incumbent R K Pachnanda was appointed as the DGP of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), the Sino-Indian border guarding force.
Kumar, who is presently serving as the Director General of Police in Himachal Pradesh, is set to retire in December 2018. Kumar is a 1985-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer.
He has earlier served in central deputation with the CISF, the vigilance wing of the Railway Ministry and the Railway Protection Force.
About National Disaster Response Force
• The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), established in 2006, has 12 battalions with a strength of over 13000 personnel.
• It is mandated to undertake special disaster response and combat roles independently.
• It also assists local authorities in launching a quick rescue and response operation to save life and property.
Who: Sanjay Kumar
When: 5 July 2017
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