Odisha-born IPS SN Pradhan appointed full-time DG of NCB
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Senior IPS Officer from Odisha, Satya Narayan Pradhan, was appointed as the full-time chief of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
The outgoing DG of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was appointed as the Director General of NCB on deputation basis till the date of his superannuation on August 31, 2024 or till further orders.
The 1988-batch Jharkhand-cadre IPS officer SN Pradhan had been given the additional charge of the anti-drug central agency this year. He had assumed the office as the DG of NCB on July 29, 2021.
In major IPS reshuffle on November 9, Centre had appointed IPS Officer Atul Karwal as the Director General of NDRF replacing SN Pradhan. The Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet also approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for appointment of IPS officer Sheel Vardhan Singh to the post of DG, CISF till August 31, 2023.