The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed IPS officer VK Johri as new Director General (DG) of, Border Security Force (BSF).
VK Johri is a 1984-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre.
At present, VK Johri is serving as Special Secretary in external intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), under Cabinet Secretariat.
VK Johri will take over charge of BSF from incumbent Rajni Kanti Mishra, who retires on 31 August.
However, as per the order issued by ACC VK Johri has been appointed as an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Union home ministry with immediate effect and will attain superannuation on September 2020.
Border Security Force (BSF) is one of 7 Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) of India. It was raised in wake of 1965 War on 1 December 1965.
BSF is Indias largest border guarding force with a present strength of about 2.5 lakh personnel.
Being a primary border defence organization of India, BSF is tasked to secure two of India’s most important and sensitive fronts with Pakistan and Bangladesh.