The Punjab Government has promoted seven IPS officers of 1993-batch to the rank of Director General of Police making senior IPS officer,Gurpreet Kaur Deo and Shashi Prabha Dwivedi the first women IPS officers in Punjab to attain the rank of Director General of Police (DGP).
Gurpreet Deo is also the first woman IPS officer in Punjab Police. She had earlier served as Additional DGP (Community Affairs Division and Women Affairs), ADGP-cum-chief of anti-drug Special Task Force, Chief Vigilance Officer, ADGP (Crime), Bureau of Investigation and ADGP (Administration).
Dwivedi was posted as Additional DGP (Railways) with additional charge of modernization. She had earlier served as ADGP (Human Resource Development) with additional charge of Women and Child Affairs and ADGP (Lokpal) with additional charge of Nodal Officer, Punjab Police Election Cell.
The additional DGPs who have been promoted to the rank of DGPs include Varinder Kumar (Director, Vigilance Bureau); Rajendra Namdeo Dhoke (chief of Internal Security and Mining Enforcement Directorate), Ishwar Singh (ADGP, Human Resource Development with additional charge of nodal officer for Welfare and State Election); Jitendra Kumar Jain (ADGP, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited), and Satish Kumar Asthana (ADGP, Policy & Rules).
The other five DGP rank officers are VK Bhawra (Punjab Police Housing Corporation Chairman); Sanjeev Kalra (DGP Punjab Home Guards); Prabodh Kumar (Special DGP Punjab State Human Rights Commission); Sharad Satya Chauhan (Special DGP/Managing Director Punjab Police Housing Corporation); and Kuldeep Singh (Special DGP Special Task Force.
This makes Punjab Police have 13 DGP rank officers alongwith DGP Punjab Gaurav Yadav,the officiating DGP of Punjab.