Assistant Commandant is a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) rank and Group-A Gazetted Officer in the Central Armed Police Forces of India. 50% of ACs are appointed directly through UPSC selection process and are called Directly Appointed Gazetted Officers (DAGO). These officers can reach up to the ranks of IG and ADG in their own organisations without having conferred to the Indian Police Service.
Rank Structure (Gazetted Officers)
|CAPFs RANKS||POLICE RANKS||ARMY RANKS||NAVY RANKS||AIR FORCE RANKS|
|Director General (Apex Scale of the Indian Police Service)||Director General of a State Police Force||Lieutenant General (Army Commander's Scale)||Vice Admiral (FOC-in-C's Scale)||Air Marshal (AOC-in-C's Scale)|
|Special Director General (HAG+ Scale of the Indian Police Service)||Special Director General||Lieutenant General (HAG+ Scale)||Vice Admiral (HAG+ Scale)||Air Marshal (HAG+ Scale)|
|Additional Director General (Higher Administrative Grade of the IPS cadre, also available to BSF cadre)||C.P, ADG||Lieutenant General (Higher Administrative Grade)||Vice Admiral (HAG)||Air Marshal (HAG)|
|Inspector General||Joint C.P, IG||Major General||Rear Admiral||Air Vice Marshal|
|Deputy Inspector General||Additional C.P, DIG||Brigadier||Commodore||Air Commodore|
|2 I/C||SP/DCP||Lt. Colonel||Commander||Wing Commander|
|Deputy Commandant||Addl.SP/Addl.DCP||Major||Lt. Commander||Sqn Leader|
|Assistant Commandant||Assistant Commissioner of Police||Captain||Lieutenant||Flight Lieutenant|
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- "CRPF Academy". Department of CRPF Academy, Kadarpur, Gurgoan, Haryana, India. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
- "Gaur is first ADG of BSF from cadre". The Indian Express (New Delhi). 11 July 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2014.