New Delhi, India | PTI: “Ravi Sinha appointed as the new head of the R&AW Agency, Inida” according to PTI report. Ravi Sinha is a senior IPS officer and an expert on neighborhood countries and operations. Ravi Sinha the new head of R&AW succeeded Samant Goel who completes his four-year tenure on June 30, 2023. The Ministry of Personnel, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has assigned the appointment of Ravi Sinha. As per PTI, the newly appointed R&AW chief belongs to the 1998 IPS officer batch from Chhattisgarh Cadre.
VIDEO | Senior IPS officer Ravi Sinha appointed as the new RAW chief, replacing Samant Kumar Goel. Sinha is a 1988 batch IPS officer of the Chhattisgarh cadre and currently serving as Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat. pic.twitter.com/h78WzDnwVX
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The government letter stated “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Ravi Sinha, IPS (CG:88), PSO, Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat as secretary, Research Analysis Wing vice Shri Samant Kumar Goel, IPS (PB:84)”. After that, Ravi Sinha will join as chief as per “on completion of Samant Goel tenure on 30th June 2023, for the tenure of two years from the date of assumption of the change of the post, or until further orders, whichever is earlier” mentioned in the government order.
Ravi Sinha has been appointed as the RAW chief for a tenure of two years. Sources indicate that Ravi Sinha has been working in RAW Agency for more than twenty years, he worked in Operation Wing. After the promotion, Ravi Sinha will hold the second-in-command position within the Spy Agency Organisation. Ravi Sinha currently serving as the Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat.