Union Home Ministry on 1 December 2014 approved the appointment of OP Singh as Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).
A 1983-batch IPS officer of UP cadre, Singh will now be the full fledged Chief of NDRF in the rank of Additional Director General for his remaining period of central deputation till 15 January 2018.
He was posted in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and NDRF was an additional charge given to him. OP Singh took over additional charge of Director General of NDRF on 2 September 2014. He succeeded Mahboob Alam who retired on 31 August 2014.
Other appointments approved by Union Home Ministry
• AP Maheshwari, IPS officer of the 1984 batch was appointed as Additional Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF).
• DK Pandey was appointed as Additional DirectorGeneral of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). Pandey succeeded RK Pachnanda.
• RK Pachnanda was posted as Additional Director- General (Airport) of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). He will be looking after the security of 59 civil airports in the country.
• Ramesh P Singh, on promotion, was appointed as Additional Director General of BSF. He is also a 1984 batch IPS officer from Odhisa cadre.
Who: Union Home Ministry
When: 1 December 2014