17 Sep :Shri M.L.Kumawat has been appointed the Director General, Border Security Force (BSF). A 1972 batch IPS officer of the Andhra Pradesh Cadre, Shri Kumawat is currently holding the post of Special Secretary (Internal Security) in the Ministry of Home Affairs. He will take over from Shri A.K.Mitra who retires on 30-09-2008.
Shri Kumawat earlier held the post of Additional D.G. BSF and was Chief of the elite force ‘Grey Hounds’ of Andhra Pradesh besides serving as Joint Director in CBI. He is the alumnus of National Defence College of India. Shri Kumawat was awarded Police Medal for meritorious service in 1989 and President’s Police Medal for distinguished service in 1997.