New Delhi: IPS Nitin Agarwal has been appointed as the new Director General of Border Security Force (BSF). Agarwal was appointed as the new BSF chief more than five months after the post fell vacant. The 1989 batch officer is currently posted as Additional Director General in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
In a notification, the Union Home Ministry said, “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs for the appointment of Shri Nitin Agarwal, IPS (KL:89), presently serving as Additional Director General, CRPF. Are. Director General, Border Security Force (BSF) from the date of joining the post and up to 31.07.2026 i.e. the date of his superannuation or until further orders, whichever is earlier, with pay in Level-16 of the Pay Matrix.
Who is Nitin Agarwal?
Nitin Agarwal is a 1989 batch IPS officer of Kerala cadre.
Nitin Agarwal is currently posted as the Additional Director General (ADG) of Operations at the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Headquarters in Delhi.
Nitin Agarwal led one of the most important anti-Naxal operations in Bihar and Jharkhand.
Operation Octopus, Operation Double Bull, Operation Thunderstorm and Operation Chakrabandha were some of the major operations carried out by Nitin Agarwal and his team against Naxalites in Bihar and Jharkhand.