Archana Ramasundram: First Woman IPS officer to head SSB
New Delhi: A Tamil Nadu-cadre IPS officer, Archana Ramasundram, on Monday , 1st February 2016, became the first woman police officer to lead a central police force that guards the country’s borders.
Ramasundram, who is the director of the National Crime Records Bureau, was appointed director general of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), which is deployed along India’s border with Nepal and Bhutan.
The 1980-batch officer is the first to head any central police force and would continue in this post till September 201, reveals an order issued by the appointments committee of the cabinet on Monday.
Earlier, her appointment as additional director of the CBI was mired in controversy because she joined the agency without formally getting relieved from her parent cadre, Tamil Nadu.