The Government of India has appointed Durga Prasad as the Special Director General of Central Reserved Police Force (CRPF). Durga Prasad was a 1981-batch IPS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre and he served as Chief of Special Protection Group (SPG). As per the orders, he will be in office for next three years.
Knowledge is Wealth
- CRPF was established in 1939 and it is the country’s largest paramilitary force.
- The Headquarters of CRPF is New Delhi and Ministry of Home Affairs is the Governing Body.
- Lyricist Javed Akhtar penned the CRPF’s new theme song on 2014.
- CRPF also plays a major role in UN Peace keeping missions in other countries.
- SPG provides security to the Prime Minister, former Prime Ministers and their immediate family members.