Former Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta appointed as new Director General of NIA

New Delhi: Former Punjab DGP and senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Dinkar Gupta was on Thursday (June 23) appointed as the new Director General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the central anti-terror investigation agency under the ministry. of home affairs. Gupta, a 1987 batch IPS officer, has been given the charge till March 31, 2024 – the date of his retirement – or until further orders, whichever is the case.

“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for appointment of Dinkar Gupta as Director General of National Investigation Agency in Level-17 of the Pay Matrix from the date of assumption of charge to March 31, 2024, i.e. his date of retirement or till further orders, whichever is the case,” reads the order of the Ministry of Personnel.

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Gupta was removed as the state police chief by the Charanjit Singh Channi-led Congress government in October last year and was appointed chairman of the Punjab Police Housing Corporation (PPHC). After Channi became the chief minister, Gupta had decided to go on a month’s leave and the state government had given the charge to Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota, a 1988 batch officer. Gupta will take over from Director General of Central Reserve Police Force Kuldeep Singh, who was given additional charge of NIA chief in May last year.