BCAS finally gets its chief

Senior IPS officer Kumar Rajesh Chandra has been appointed as chief of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), the aviation security wing of the government, over three years after the post fell vacant. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the name of Chandra, a 1985 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre, for appointment to the post of Director General (formerly known as Commissioner of Security (Civil Aviation) in the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security.

He has been appointed in place of IPS officer G S Malhi, who had completed his tenure as BCAS chief in November 2012. The crucial post was lying vacant since then. Chandra is currently working as Additional Director General (Modernisation), Bihar Police. The appointment was delayed due to claims from officers of both Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) to the coveted post.