2009 batch IPS officers promoted as DIG in Punjab Police, Kuldeep Chahal appointed new CP Ludhiana

The 2009 batch IPS officer Kuldeep Chahal was recently repatriated to Punjab cadre from his post of SSP Chandigarh after alleged allegations on him for favouring, exchange of letters between Punjab CM and Governor

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DIG Kuldeep Chahal

New Delhi, January 25

The Punjab government promoted five 2009-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officers of Punjab cadre officers to the rank of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) making IPS officer Kuldeep Singh Chahal as the new CP of Ludhiana.

The 2009 batch officers Kuldeep Singh Chahal, Naveen Singla, Swapan Sharma, Ajay Maluja and Rakesh Kumar Kaushal were promoted as DIG. 

Chahal was recently repatriated to Punjab last month from deputation in the Union Territory of Chandigarh where he was serving as Senior Superintendent of Police Chandigarh. Chahal's repatriation had led to controversy where there were allegations on him and several letters were exchanged between the Governor and Punjab CM regarding him. In the midst of the controversy, Chahal was repatriated to Punjab cadre. 

The promotion order was passed by the Punjab home department read that Swapan Sharma (Amritsar Rural SSP) was being promoted subject to the condition that he will complete MCTP (Mid Career Training Programme) Phase-III within two years and the actual financial benefits would accrue only after the officer becomes eligible for the financial benefits admissible under JAG (Junior Administrative Grade) and Selection Grade.

In the case of Maluja and Kaushal, “this promotion order would be subject to review of select list/re-determination of seniority/re-assignment of year of allotment of IPS officers by MHA, if any”.

Singla, who was looking after the work of DIG (Administration), was on Saturday posted to look after the work of DIG (Intelligence).


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