New Delhi: On Thursday, The Government of India has been appointed A 1987-batch IPS officer and Former Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta as the new chief of the National Investigative Agency. Gupta will hold the post till March 31, 2024, that is the date of his retirement, or till further orders by the government, whichever takes place earlier.
Gupta, who holds a master’s 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 Wing, State Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and Organized Crime Control Unit (OCCU).
“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved Gupta’s appointment as the Director-General, NIA till March 31, 2024, that is the date of his retirement,” read a new order.
In another order, The Government of India appoints IPS Swagat Das presently working as Special Director in Intelligence Bureau to the post of Special Secretary (Internal Security) in the Home Ministry.
Swagat Das, a 1987-batch IPS official of the Chhattisgarh unit, is as of now Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau. “Das has been appointed to the post till November 30, 2024, that is the date of his superannuation,” the order said.
An experienced and distinguished officer, Gupta had earlier served an eight-year stint on central deputation from June 2004 to July 2012, during which he held sensitive assignments as the head of the Intelligence Bureau unit, which looked after the security of VVIPs. Gupta was decorated with two Police Gallantry Medals in 1992 and 1994. He was also awarded the Police Medal for Meritorious Services by the President and the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service (2010).