According to an official order by Personnel Ministry Indian Police Service (IPS) officers Rajni Kant Misra and S S Deswal have been appointed as the Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) respectively.
Misra, a 1984-batch IPS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, is currently serving as the SSB chief.
Personnel Ministry order states that Misra been tasked to head the BSF for a period up to his superannuation on August 31, 2019 in place of K K Sharma, who will retire at the end of this month.
Deswal, a 1984-batch IPS officer of the Haryana cadre, will head the SSB in place of Misra. He will hold the post for a period up to his superannuation on August 31, 2021, the order said.