Rakesh Asthana appointed CBI special director

Rakesh Asthana appointed CBI special director
Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana was on Monday appointed the special director of the CBI. Asthana, a 1984-batch IPS officer, had been serving in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as additional director.

He is among seven other senior police officers of the 1984 batch promoted on Monday by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, according to a notification by the Department of Personnel and Training.

Javeed Ahmed, a 1984-batch IPS officer who served as DGP of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and launched key police modernisation projects such as the "Twitter Seva" in the state, was given the rank of special DG at the Centre.

Ahmed, a former CBI joint director who was posted at the National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science under the home ministry, has been given the rank of special DG on "in-situ" basis, the notification said.

Deepak Mishra of AGMU cadre and Sudeep Lakhtakia of Telangana cadre have been promoted as special DG in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

Both were serving in the CRPF as additional DG. A P Maheshwari of UP cadre and Rajesh Ranjan of Bihar cadre, who held the post of additional DG in the Border Security Force, have been promoted as special DG in the force.

Gurbachan Singh of Odisha cadre and Arvind Kumar - posted as additional director in the Intelligence Bureau (IB) - have been given the ranks of a special director.

While Singh has been given the position against an existing vacancy, Kumar has been granted the rank and pay of special director on "in-situ" basis.
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