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Shri Surender Singh, IPS takes over as the new Director General CISF

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New Delhi 01.05.2015: Today, on 01.05.2015, Shri Surender Singh, IPS assumed the charge of Director General, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at CISF HQrs, 13 CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. He is the 25th Director General of CISF.

Shri Surender Singh joined Indian Police Service in 1980 at the age of 24 years and he was allotted West Bengal cadre. During his distinguished career spanning 35 years, he has held many important and sensitive positions in the state of West Bengal and on Central Deputation to Government of India. During the period of 1981 to 1987, he served in various capacities in the Districts of Midnapur, West Dinajpur in West Bengal and Commandant of an Armed Police Battalion in Rajasthan.

In the year 1987, he joined the Intelligence Bureau on central deputation. He served in the Intelligence Bureau in Kohima (Nagaland) and Arunachal Pradesh. Shri Singh has manned various important desks at IB Headquarters and looked after many sensitive responsibilities like issues related to North Eastern States, Left Wing Extremism etc. He has also served as First Secretary in the Indian High Commission in Dhaka (Bangladesh). On 31 July 2014, he was promoted to the rank of Special Director in IB (in the rank of Spl DG) and continued to look after various important assignments.

He has attended many prestigious courses/training including Police Command Course (1994), West Yorkshire Police Training School, Wakefield (UK), National Defence College Course (2003) at NDC, New Delhi and India Major Case Management Course (2006) at Washington (USA).

He has been decorated with the Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2001 & President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2007.

On his arrival at CISF HQrs, Shri Surender Singh, IPS, DG CISF was received by the senior officers. A Guard of Honour was also presented to the new DG of CISF.


Source: PRO, CISF

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