New Delhi, Apr 10 (PTI) Senior IPS officer Rajesh Ranjan was today appointed as Director General of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). Also Read - Bihar News: Congress MLA Santosh Mishra's Nephew Shot Dead in Rohtas

Ranjan, a 1984 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Bihar cadre, is at present Special Director General, Border Security Force (BSF). Also Read - Bihar: 6 Killed, 3 Injured in Road Accident in Katihar's Kursela

He has been appointed as the chief of the CISF till November 30, 2020, i.e. the date of his superannuation, an order issued by the Personnel Ministry said. Also Read - Bihar Board Class 10 Students Vandalise Properties at Patna's Boring Road After Social Science Paper Is Cancelled

The post was lying vacant after incumbent O P Singh took over as Director General of the Uttar Pradesh Police in January this year.

The CISF is tasked with providing security to various government installations including the country’s airports.

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