Senior IPS officer Ramesh Chand Tayal has been appointed as the new chief of the elite counter-terror force National Security Guard.
An official order was issued today after the Union home ministry cleared his name for the post.
The 1980-batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre officer is at present serving as the Special Director General in paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force and is heading its formation in Jammu and Kashmir.
He is expected to serve as NSG DG till August next year when he is scheduled for superannuation.
The post fell vacant after incumbent chief J N Choudhury retired on May 31.
Hailing from Haryana, Tayal has earlier served as an additional DG in the Sashastra Seema Bal during his stint at the Centre.
The NSG was raised in 1984 as a federal contingency force with a specific aim to undertake counter-terror and counter-hijack operations and it was later tasked to protect high-risk VVIPs.
Tayal is expected to take charge later this week.
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