Rajni Kanth Misra, a senior IPS officer was on Monday appointed director general of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
He will replace Ms Archana Ramasundaram, who will retire on September 30, 2017. She is a 1980 IPS officer of T.N Cadre.
Misra has been appointed director general of the SSB till the date of his superannuation, ie, August 31, 2019, the DoPT order said.
Misra, a 1984 batch IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, is at present additional director general in the Border Security Force (BSF).