Coast Guard DG 2016 – Rajendra Singh New Coast Guard DG India

Coast Guard DG 2016 – Rajendra Singh New Coast Guard DG India

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Coast Guard DG 2016 – Rajendra Singh New Coast Guard DG India _ Person In news Current Affairs 2016 – Latest appointment of February 2016 By Government of India.

1.The government has appointed Rajendra Singh as the Director General (DG) of Coast Guard, the country’s coastal protection force. This is the first time an officer from within has been promoted as its Chief which was traditionally headed by a three-star Naval officer.

2.The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved the appointment of Singh as the DG, an order issued on Thursday by Department of Personnel and Training said.

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3.Mr. Singh joined the Coast Guard in 1980 and is currently the Additional Director General. He will replace Vice Admiral HCS Bisht who has been promoted as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval Command.

4.He was awarded the Tatrakshak Medal (TM) by the President on August 15, 1990. In recognition of his distinguished service, he was awarded President’s Tatrakshak Medal (PTM) on Aug 15, 2002.