Assistant Commandant

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Assistant Commandant (AC), equivalent to Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) is a Group-A Gazetted Officer rank in the Central Armed Police Forces of India.

ACs in Central Armed Police Forces are appointed directly through UPSC selection process[1] and are called Directly Appointed Gazetted Officers (DAGO).[2] These officers can reach up to the ranks of IG and ADG[3] in their own organisations without having conferred to the Indian Police Service.

Ranks Structure (Gazetted Officers)[edit]

CAPFs Ranks Police Ranks Army Ranks Navy Ranks Air Force Ranks Coast Guard 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) Director General
Special Director General (HAG+ scale of Indian Police Service) Special Director General Lieutenant General(HAG+ Scale) Vice Admiral(HAG+ Scale) Air Marshal(HAG+ Scale) Additional Director General (HAG+ Scale)
Additional Director General (HAG Scale of the IPS cadre, also available to BSF cadre) C.P, ADG Lieutenant General (HAG) Vice Admiral(HAG) Air Marshal(HAG) Additional Director General (HAG Scale)
Inspector General Joint C.P, IG Major General Rear Admiral Air Vice Marshal Inspector General
Deputy Inspector General Additional C.P, DIG Brigadier Commodore Air commodore Deputy Inspector General
Commandant SSP/DCP Colonel Captain Group Captain commandant
2 I/C SP/DCP Lt.Colonel Commander Wing Commander commandant (Jr grade)
Deputy Commandant Addl.SP/Addl.DCP Major Lt.Commander Sqn Leader Deputy Commandant
Assistant Commandant Assistant Commissioner of Police/ Deputy Superintendent of Police Captain Lieutenant Flight Lieutenant Assistant Commandant


  1. ^ "Central Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination : (Overview)". Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "CRPF Academy". Department of CRPF Academy, Kadarpur, Gurgoan, Haryana, India. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Gaur is first ADG of BSF from cadre". The Indian Express (New Delhi). 11 July 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 

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