R K Pachnanda takes charge as ITBP DG
Shri R K Pachnanda IPS (West Bengal 1983) presently DG of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has taken charge as the chief of the Indo-China border guarding force ITBP , handed over the baton of the about 90,000-personnel strong, mountain warfare-trained force by outgoing Director General Shri Krishna Chaudhary IPS (Bihar 1979).
The Indian Police Service (IPS) officer will head the paramilitary force, raised in 1962, for over a year till he retires in October next year. Shri Pachnanda comes to the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) with the rare distinction of serving in all the major central paramilitary forces and organisations including the CRPF, the CISF, the BSF, the Special Protection Group (SPG), the CBI and the NDRF.
He will also hold the charge of the NDRF DG as the government has not appointed his successor till now.
Son of an army officer, Pachnanda has also served in various capacities in his cadre state of West Bengal.
He takes charge of the ITBP in the backdrop of a face-off between Indian and Chinese troops over a disputed area along the Sino-Indian border in Sikkim.
About: Shri R K Pachnanda IPS
Additional Director General (Operations & Works), CRPF, New Delhi
Commissioner of Police, Kolkata
Director General of Police (SCRB), West Bengal
Additional Director General (HQ), CISF, New Delhi
Additional Director General (Airport Sector), CISF, New Delhi
Additional Director General (Armed Police), West Bengal
Special Commissioner of Police (I) Kolkata and Addl. CP Kolkata
Inspector General (HQ)& IG (Training)BSF
IG (South Bengal Frontier), BSF
Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations), BSF
Deputy Commissioner of Police, South Division, Kolkata.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Branch), Kolkata Police
Superintendent of Police, CBI(Anti-Corruption Branch), Chandigarh
Superintendent of Police, CBI (Co-ordination Cell), Chandigarh
Assistant Director, Special Protection Group
Additional Superintendent of Police and SDPO, Kurseong (Darjeeling District)
SDPO, Uluberia, Howrah
President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service on the occasion of Republic Day 2007.
Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service on the occasion of Republic Day, 1999.
Director General’s Commendation Roll 2004
Director General’s Commendation Roll 2005
Director General’s Commendation Roll 2006
Director General’s Commendation Disc 2014 (Thrice)
IndianBureaucracy.com wishes Shri R K Pachnanda the very best.