India gets its first woman SSB chief with Archana Sundaram

In a first of sorts, the government on Monday appointed a woman IPS officer as the chief of a paramilitary force.

Tamil Nadu cadre IPS officer Archana Ramasundram will take over as Director General of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

The 1980-batch officer is the current head of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). She is understood to have sought time to take over her new job, as she is the main organiser of an ongoing biometrics conference in Bhopal.

The SSB chief’s post fell vacant on January 31, after then DG B D Sharma retired.

According to an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Ramasundram has been appointed to the post till the date of her superannuation on September 30, 2017.

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