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.
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.
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.
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.
Having served in various capacities both ashore and afloat, Mr. Singh has an impeccable track record in the field of Operations, Administration, Human Resources (HR) and Policy and Plans as well, the order said.
He has commanded every class of ship in service of the Coast Guard.