Centre names Piyush Goyal as National Intelligence Grid CEO

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The Union Government has appointed Piyush Goyal, a 1994 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Nagaland cadre, as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NETGRID.

Important facts

  • IAS officer Piyush Goyal is currently working as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

  • The post of CEO of NetGrid was lying vacant since June after Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Ashish Gupta was appointed as Additional Director General in the Border Security Force (BSF).

  • Chandrakar Bharti, a 1996 batch IAS officer, has been appointed as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs in place of Goyal. He is serving as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Defence.

About National Intelligence Grid 

  • NATGRID is a program to prevent terrorist activities.

  • After 6/11, NATGRID was established at the national level to prevent such incidents.

  • It assists various intelligence and enforcement agencies in tracking down suspected terrorists and preventing terrorist attacks.

  • Large amount of data is studied and analysed by NATGRID using technologies like Big Data and Analytics.

  • Formation of Netgrid :- 2009

  • NATGRID Headquarters :- New Delhi, India

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