Punjab: On Monday, Gurpreet Kaur Deo and Shashi Prabha Dwivedi became the first women serving in the Punjabi IPS to be promoted to the position of Director General of Police (DGP). They are one of seven additional DGP-rank officers who were promoted to DGP, making a total of 13 people in the state who hold the top police rank. The promoted IPS officers are all from the 1993 batch.
Thrilled to have reached the top rank
Deo, the senior-most promoted individual, is the first woman IPS officer in the Punjab Police. On September 5, 1993, she was appointed as an officer with the IPS. Previously, she held the positions of Additional DGP (Community Affairs Division and Women Affairs), ADGP-cum-chief of the anti-drug Special Task Force, Chief Vigilance Officer, ADGP (Crime), Bureau of Investigation, and ADGP (Administration). Dwivedi, who was appointed Additional DGP (Railways) and given additional modernization responsibilities, is also from the 1993 batch but joined the IPS on September 4, 1994.” I’m thrilled to have reached the top rank, and I’m grateful to the government,” said Dwivedi.
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Punjab Police now has 13 officers in the DGP rank
Dwivedi had previously held the positions of ADGP (Human Resource Development) with a secondary responsibility for Women and Child Affairs and ADGP (Lokpal) with a secondary responsibility for Nodal Officer, Punjab Police Election Cell.Due to the promotions, the Punjab Police now has 13 officers in the DGP rank, including the officially appointed state police chief Gaurav Yadav. The other five DGP rank officers, in addition to Yadav and the seven newly promoted individuals, are VK Bhawra, Chairman of the Punjab Police Housing Corporation, Sanjeev Kalra, DGP of the Punjab Home Guards, Prabodh Kumar, Special DGP of the Punjab State Human Rights Commission, Sharad Satya Chauhan, and Kuldeep Singh (Special DGP Special Task Force).
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