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IPS Officer Love Kumar Appointed as IG in Special Protection Group

Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Love Kumar has been appointed as the Inspector General (IG) in the Special Protection Group (SPG) for a period of two years, according to an official notification issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved this proposal from the Office of the Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat.

Officer’s Background

Love Kumar is a 2004-batch IPS officer from the Uttar Pradesh cadre. He is currently posted as a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in the SPG, and his appointment to the IG position has been made by temporarily upgrading the post he currently holds.

Additional Appointment

Alongside Love Kumar’s appointment, the DoPT notification also states that Umesh Chander Datta (IPS) has been appointed as IG in the SPG for a period of two years from the date of assuming the charge of the post, or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

The Special Protection Group (SPG) is a special force in India responsible for providing security to the Prime Minister, former Prime Ministers, and their immediate families. The appointments of Love Kumar and Umesh Chander Datta as IGs in the SPG are aimed at strengthening the group’s leadership and enhancing its overall effectiveness in fulfilling its critical security mandate.

These high-level appointments underscore the importance the government places on the SPG’s role in safeguarding the country’s highest political leadership and ensuring their safety and security.

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