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Rajni Kant Mishra Appointed SSB Chief

Published on September 18, 2017
Rajni Kant Mishra is appointed the new chief of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
The decision was taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

Rajni Kant Mishra Appointed SSB Chief

About Mishra

  • Mishra is a 1984 batch Uttar Pradesh cadre IPS officer
  • He will succeed Archana Ramasundaram, a 1980 batch Tamil Nadu cadre IPS officer, who is set to retire on September 30.
  • Sundaram, who assumed charges as the SSB chief in 2016, earned the distinction of being the first woman to head a para-military force in the country.
  • Mishra joined the Border Security Force (BSF) as Inspector General in 2012.
  • He was appointed as Additional Director General of the BSF in November 2014. He was recently elevated to Special Director General rank in the BSF.

About SSB

  • Sashastra Seema Bal or SSB is one of India's Central Armed Police Forces.
  • It was formed in  1963.
  • It is currently under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Government of India. 
  • Prior to 2001, the force was known as the Special Service Bureau (SSB). 

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