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Dinkar Gupta, a senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and former Punjab DGP, was on Thursday appointed as the Director General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Dinkar Gupta, a senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and former Punjab DGP (Dinkar Gupta) On Thursday, he was appointed as the Director General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA). This information was given in an order of the Ministry of Personnel. Gupta is a 1987 batch IPS officer of Punjab cadre. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Gupta as Director General of NIA till March 31, 2024, i.e. the date of his retirement.
Punjab DGP in 2019
Gupta, who holds a postgraduate degree in police administration, took over as the Director General of Punjab Police in 2019 and held the position for two years and seven months. He was transferred as chairman of Punjab Police Housing Board as he sought permission for central deputation. He has also held the post of Director General of Police, Intelligence, Punjab, which includes direct oversight of Punjab State Intelligence Unit, State Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and Organized Crime Control Unit (OCCU).
Awarded Police Gallantry Medal
Gupta has previously served for eight years on central deputation from June 2004 to July 2012, during which he held several sensitive responsibilities, including heading the Intelligence Bureau unit, which looks after the security of VVIPs. Gupta was decorated with two Police Gallantry Medals in 1992 and 1994. He has also been decorated with Police Medal for Meritorious Services and President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service (2010) by the President.
Swagat Das became special secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs
In another order it was told that Swagat Das (Swagat Das) He has been appointed as Special Secretary (Internal Security) in the Ministry of Home Affairs. Das is a 1987 batch IPS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre and is currently posted as Special Director in Intelligence Bureau. The order said that Das has been appointed to the post till November 30, 2024, which is the date of his retirement.