3 April 2014 Current Affairs

R Gandhi Appointed Deputy Governor of RBI

The government has appointed R Gandhi as deputy governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 3 April. Gandhi has been handed over a three year term, and replaces Anand Sinha who retired from his post in January. Prior to this Gandhi was an executive director of the central bank. A deputy governor could be appointed for a maximum of 5 years or till the age of 62 whichever is earlier.The RBI now has four Deputy Governors – KC Chakrabarty, HR Khan, Urjit Patel and R. Gandhi.

D K Pathak Appointed As The New Director General of BSF

Union Government appointed senior IPS officer D K Pathak as the new Director General of the Border Security Force (BSF). BSF is country’s largest border guarding force. His name for the post of DG was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Mamohan Singh. Pathak is a 1979-batch officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre. Prior to the appointment of DG, he was posted as the Special DG and was also officiating as the DG since 1 March 2014. The post of the DG of BSF  was vacant since 28 February 2014 when Subhash Joshi retired from the post of DG. Pathak had served in another paramilitary CRPF as its chief of operations in Jammu and Kashmir and he has also spent stints in various positions in his cadre states of Assam and Meghalaya.

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