Prakash Mishra takes charge as CRPF DG

New Delhi, Dec 22: Special Secretary (IS), Ministry of Home Affairs and Former Director General of Police (DGP) of Odisha, Prakash Mishra on Monday took the charge as the Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

The senior IPS officer was given a guard of honour after taking the charge at the CRPF headquarters in New Delhi.

Prior to his appointment as CRPF chief, Mishra was till now the Special Secretary (IS), Ministry of Home Affairs. He has served as the DG, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Director General of Police (DGP) in Odisha. He has achieved success in the fight against the Maoists during his tenure as the DGP in Odisha.

The post of CRPF Director General was lying vacant for over a fortnight after incumbent Dilip Trivedi had retired on November 30.

Earlier, he was in the race for the post of CBI Director.

The force is facing a number of challenges, especially in the Left Wing Extremism theatre, and three committees have been formed by the government in recent past to fine-tune the operational efficacy and modernisation of the paramilitary in this domain.

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