The incumbent DG of NDRF Ranjit Kumar Pachnanda (IPS:1983: WB) has been named as the successor to Krishna Choudhary (IPS:1979: BH), the outgoing Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police. He will take over from Chaudhary on 30th June this year. He will have 16 months tenure as DG ITBP.
Pachnanda is senior to O P Singh (DG, CISF) and the immediate senior to R R Bhatnagar on the merit list. Currently, he serves as DG, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), an ADG post temporarily upgraded to DG rank.