The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed senior IPS officer SS Deswal as Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
IPS SS Deswal will hold the post for a period up to his superannuation on August 2021.
IPS SS Deswal prior to this appointment was as DG of Border Security Force (BSF).
IPS SS Deswal is a 1984-batch IPS officer of the Haryana cadre.
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) is one of India’s Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). It is entrusted with guarding the country’s border with Nepal and Bhutan. It has about 90,000 personnel, guards India's borders with Nepal and Bangladesh.
Sashastra Seema Bal was established in 1963 following the Sino-Indian War. It was formerly known as Special Service Bureau.
Sashastra Seema Bal works under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
Sashastra Seema Bal headquarters are in New Delhi and motto is “Service, Security, and Brotherhood”.
Sashastra Seema Bal has specialist jurisdictions for national border patrol, security, and integrity.