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Tapan Kumar Deka Appointed New IB Director, Parameswaran Iyer NITI Aayog CEO

Samant Kumar Goel got an extension of one year as the chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW).

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The Government of India on Friday, 24 June announced that Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Tapan Kumar Deka will be appointed as the director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) for a tenure of two years.

Deka will take over from Arvind Kumar, whose extended tenure ends on 30 June.

He is a 1988 batch officer from the Himachal Pradesh cadre.

Also, Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and former Drinking Water and Sanitation Secretary Parameswaran Iyer was appointed the chief executive officer of NITI Aayog.

He will be succeeding Amitabh Kant, whose tenure is scheduled to end on 30 June.

The order stated, "The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Iyer vice Shri Amitabh Kant retires on June 30, for two years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, on the same terms and conditions as were applicable for Kant."

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Iyer had taken voluntary retirement from the Indian Administrative Service in 2009.

Meanwhile, Samant Kumar Goel got an extension of one year as the chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW).

(With inputs from PTI.)

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