Tapan Deka appointed new IB chief, RAW chief Goel gets year’s extension

New Delhi: India’s new chief of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) will be IPS officer Tapan Kumar Deka, who currently heads the IB’s operations desk.

Deka is a 1988 batch Himachal Pradesh cadre officer and is n expert on northeast affairs. He has been tackling terrorism and religious radicalisation.

“The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Tapan Kumar Deka, IPS, Special Director, Intelligence Bureau, as Director Intelligence Bureau vice Arvinda Kumar IPS, upon completion of his tenure on 30.06.2022 for a tenure of two years from the date of assumption of the charge of the post or until further orders, whichever is earlier,” said a notification from Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

Along with Deka’s appointment, RAW chief Goel, a 1984 batch IPS officer of the Punjab cadre, was given extension for one year.

“The appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension in service of Samant Kumar Goel, IPS (PB:84) as Secretary, Research & Analysis Wing for a period of one year beyond his present tenure i.e. up to 30.06.2023,” said the notification.


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