On 6th October 2020, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the appointment of MA Ganapathy IPS (Indian Police Service) as the New Director General(DG) of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), under the ministry of Civil Aviation. He will hold the position till the 29th February 2024, the date of his retirement or until further order. He succeeds Rakesh Asthana, who was appointed as DG of Border Security Force(BSF) in August.
- MA Ganapathy is currently serving as the special director general of the Central Industrial Security Force(CISF), incharge of the Airport Security.
Usha Padhee IAS was given additional changes as the Interim DG after Rakesh Asthana was appointed as DG of BSF.
About MA Ganapathy:
i.MA Ganapathy, a 1986 batch Indian Police Service Officer of Uttarakhand cadre.
ii.He served as the Joint Secretary of the Left Wing Extremism for 3 years.
iii.Later he was appointed as the joint Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, incharge of internal security and part time director on the Board of Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL).
i.He received the Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2002.
ii.He also received the President’s Police Medal for distinguished Service in 2010.
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About Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS):
Director General– MA Ganapathy
Headquarters– Janpath, New Delhi