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CM Yogi Appoints ADG Binod Kumar Singh as UP’s New Cyber Chief



Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has appointed Binod Kumar Singh IPS as the Additional Director General (ADG) of Cybercrime. This appointment comes at a time when cyber threats have become a major concern for the state.

Binod Kumar Singh, a distinguished officer from the 1994 batch of the Indian Police Service (IPS), brings a wealth of experience to his new role. Before this posting, he served as the ADG of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) under the Ministry of Home Affairs, where he was instrumental in several key security operations.

Throughout his career, Singh has held several significant positions. He has served as the ADG Security of Uttar Pradesh, where he was responsible for VVIP Protection. Additionally, he has worked as a Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in the National Security Guard (NSG), where he played a vital role in counter-terrorism and elite security operations. Additionally, he has been the district police chief in several key districts, including SSP Allahabad, SSP Bareilly, SP Mirzapur, and SSP Faizabad

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Singh’s exemplary service has been recognized through numerous awards and decorations. He was awarded the President’s Medal for Meritorious Service on Republic Day 2010, the DG NSG’s Commendation Disc on Republic Day 2012, the DG UP’s Commendation Disc Gold on Independence Day 2019, the Kumbh Sewa Medal (UP) on Republic Day 2020, and the Police Medal for Gallantry.

Singh’s academic background is as impressive as his professional career. He is a graduate of Hansraj College and the Faculty of Law at the University of Delhi. Additionally, he holds an M.Phil. in Defence and Strategic Studies from the University of Madras, which provided a strong foundation for his subsequent career in law enforcement.

Known for his dynamic leadership, Singh is widely respected within the police force. His appointment as ADG Cybercrime is a testament to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s confidence in his abilities to address the growing challenge of cybercrime in the state.

In a recent initiative to strengthen the state’s cyber defenses, CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurated 57 new cyber police stations across Uttar Pradesh. This expansion is part of a broader strategy to enhance the state’s capacity to respond to cyber incidents effectively. With these new stations, the total number of cyber police stations in the state has increased significantly, ensuring better coverage and faster response times to cybercrime incidents across all 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh​.

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