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Alok Sharma appointed new SPG chief

By IndianMandarins- 18 Nov 2023


New Delhi (18.11.2023): Alok Sharma (IPS: 1991: UP) has been appointed as the Director of the Special Protection Group (SPG), the elite security unit responsible for the Prime Minister's security. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet designates Sharma as the head of this professional and modern security force directly under the Cabinet Secretariat. Currently serving as the additional director general of SPG, Alok Sharma has been overseeing the force since the passing of SPG director Arun Kumar Sinha on September 6, 2023.

Sinha held the position of SPG chief from 2016 to 2023, making him the longest-serving director. The order does not specify the duration of Sharma's new assignment, stating that he will continue until further orders. He also had postings in Uttarakhand before going on deputation to the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) in 2017. Later that year, he was appointed as IG in SPG.

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