New Delhi, Apr 1 : V K Joshi has been appointed as the Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force.
He will replace S I S Ahmed.
Joshi, a 1971 batch Bihar Cadre IPS officer, will continue to hold the post of Director General, Indo Tibetan Border Police as an additional charge.
The CRPF is one of the oldest and most experienced armed police forces of the country.
The demand for this force from States and Union Territories has substantially increased even as it has been called upon to help the States to control law and order situation.
The role of the force and services rendered by it have extended beyond the nation's borders as well.
Over the years, CRPF has also produced number of outstanding sportsmen and athletics who have brought honour and appreciation both with in and outside the country.