Senior IPS officer of 1984-batch of Telangana Crade Mr Sudeep Lakhtakia has been appointed as new Director General of NSG (National Security Guard). An order of his appointment as DG of NSG is approved by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) lead by PM Modi. Lakhtakia will be succeeding retired SP Singh, as Singh is getting retired from the office on last day of this January i.e 31st Jan.
Sudeep Lakhtakia is currently working as special DG of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). He will hold this senior most position till July 2019 the day on which he will also retire.
National Security Guard (NSG)
Established in the year 1984, NSG is a Federal Contingency Deployment Force which works for the protection of states against internal disturbances and terrorism. The NSG department works under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The NSG persons are mainly called as black Cats. The persons of NSG are given special training for fighting against terrorist activities to including counter hijacking tasks on land, sea, and air, disposing of Bombs and Investigations on place of blast and Hostage Rescue mission.
The NSG force is only used in exceptional cases. They are not meant to take over the functions done by State Police Forces or other Para Military Forces.