Senior IPS officer Malay Kumar Sinha was on Thursday entrusted with the responsibility of closely monitoring security arrangements of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Sinha, a 1981 batch IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, as Secretary (Security) in Cabinet Secretariat, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said. Sinha is presently working as Special Director in Intelligence Bureau.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Secretary (Security) is the administrative head of Special Protection Group (SPG) and is responsible for closely monitoring the security arrangements for the Prime Minister, former Prime Ministers and members of their immediate families in India and abroad. He is also the nodal authority in respect of policy relating to procurement of jammers by the state governments and central police forces.All operational proposals of SPG are approved and processed by Secretary (Security). It is pertinent to mention that Cabinet Secretariat has recently issued new guidelines for procurement of jammers.Senior IAS officer Sanjay Kumar Srivastava was holding the additional charge of the post. Srivastava is presently Secretary (Coordination) in Cabinet Secretariat.
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