As expected the Government of India has appointed Divya Prakash Sinha (IPS:1979:MT) as Secretary Security, Cabinet Secretariat. Known for his competence in operations (IB) Sinha is currently with IB in the rank of Special Secretary. When the previous govt had cleared the proposal for setting up of NCTC Sinha had emerged as the first choice for the top job which could not take place. Further he had been in contention for the post of IB Chief as well.
Ever since he missed the bus to make it as IB Chief it was widely believed that Modi Government might take him on board with the Cabinet Secretariat. The post had been lying vacant since November 2013 after Yashovardhan Azad’s (IPS:1975:MP) appointment as Member, CIC.