Senior IPS officer, Rajni Kant Misra, has been appointed Director General of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), it was announced on Monday.

The decision was taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

Mishra, a 1984 batch Uttar Pradesh Cadre IPS officer, will succeed Archana Ramasundaram who is set to retire on September 30.

Mishra, a native of Bihar, was posted as Special Director General in Border Security Force (BSF) since 2012.