Tapan Kumar Deka on June 24 replaced Arvind Kumar as the new Intelligence Bureau Chief. He is a 1988 batch officer from the Himachal Pradesh cadre.
Deka, who currently holds the post of Social Director at the IB and handles the operations wing of the bureau, will take over as the Director on June 30, upon the completion of his tenure. He will hold the position for two years from the date of assumption of the post or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
Hailing from Tezpur, Deka has a brilliant academic career. He cleared his High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) Examination in 1978. He cleared UPSC’s prestigious civil services examination in his first attempt itself.