The Competent Authority of the Government has approved the appointment of S. A. Ibrahim,as Director, Intelligence Bureau, with effect from January 1, 2013.
Ibrahim will take over from current DIB Nehchal Sandhu, who superannuates on December 31, 2012.
Ibrahim is an officer of the 1977 batch of the Indian Police Service (IPS), Madhya Pradesh cadre.
He is presently Special Director, Intelligence Bureau, as Officer on Special Duty in the Intelligence Bureau with effect from December 1, 2012.
He will remain Director, Intelligence Bureau for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
Meanwhile, Yashovardhan Azad, presently working as Special Director, Intelligence Bureau, will assume charge as Secretary (Security), Cabinet Secretariat.
Mr. Azad is a police officer of the 1976 batch of the IPS, Madhya Pradesh cadre.
He will replace A.B. Mathur, IPS (MT:73) from the date of taking over the charge of the post and till his superannuation on 31.03.2014, or any further orders, whichever event takes place earlier. (ANI)