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    Government Greenlights New Leadership for NIA, NDRF, and BPRD: Key Appointments Aimed at Strengthening National Security and Disaster Response

    Government Maharashtra cadre officer Sadanand Vasant Date has been appointed the new NIA chief, Piyush Anand the NDRF DG and Rajeev Kumar Sharma as the director general of BPRD

    Government Maharashtra cadre Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on Tuesday approved the appointments of new chiefs for the National Investigation Agency (NIA), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD).

    The three officers will take charge on March 31 upon the superannuation of the three current chiefs. (Representative file photo)
    The three officers will take charge on March 31 upon the superannuation of the three current chiefs. (Representative file photo)

    Maharashtra cadre officer Sadanand Vasant Date has been appointed the new NIA chief, Piyush Anand the NDRF DG and Rajeev Kumar Sharma as the director general of BPRD. Date and Sharma are from the 1990 batch of the Indian Police Service (IPS) while Anand is of the 1991 batch.

    Date, who is from the Maharashtra cadre, was awarded Presidents Medal for Gallantry for his role in saving lives and countering terrorist during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Date is currently heading the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS). The NIA is the country’s premier investigation agency.

    The three officers will take charge on March 31 upon the superannuation of the three current chiefs— Dinkar Gupta of NIA, Atul Karwal of NDRF and Balaji Srivastava of the BPRD.

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