Additional charge of Sashastra Seema Bal has been given to S S Deswal (IPS:1984:HY), the second-in-command at SSB HQ. Deswal is currently posted at HQ as ADG. Banshidhar Sharma (IPS:1980:WB) superannuated on January 31 but the government could not arrive at any conclusion over the appointment of SSB chief.
Reportedly, the regular command of SSB has to be given to a 1982 batch IPS officer for which the officer needs to be empanelment as DG in Govt of India. It is expected the empanelment of 1982 batch IPS officers will be formally announced this week.