S S Deswal given additional charge of DG of CRPF

S S Deswal has been given the “additional” charge to head Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The Union home ministry took the decision as CRPF’s serving Director General (DG) R R Bhatnagar retired on 31st December, 2019. S S Deswal is presently serving as the Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • CRPF is India’s as well as the world’s largest paramilitary force with over 3.25 lakh personnel in its ranks.
  • It was raised as the Crown Representatives Police (CRP) in 1939 under the British and post Independence, named as CRPF in 1949.

Source: The Economic Times

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