Tapan Kumar Deka appointed as IB chief, Samant Goyal as RAW chief for one more year

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, June 24

Senior IPS officer Tapan Kumar Deka was on Friday appointed as the Intelligence Bureau chief replacing Arvind Kumar, whose extended tenure ends on June 30.

According to an official order issued by the Personnel Ministry, Deka, who is handling the operations wing of the IB, will take over as the new chief for two years. He is a 1988 batch officer of Himachal Pradesh cadre.

In another order, the ministry said that the tenure of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief Samant Goel has been extended by one more year.

Also, the government appointed Parameswaran Iyer, a 1981-batch retired IAS officer of UP cadre, as the CEO of NITI Aayog. He replaces Amitabh Kant, whose term is going to end on June 30, 2022.