Fifteen Punjab Police Service (PPS) officers are set to get the Indian Police Service (IPS) tag after the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) approved their elevation on Thursday. The UPSC took this decision after a meeting with a team led by Punjab chief secretary Rakesh Singh in New Delhi.
The promotion of PPS officers to the IPS remained on hold due to the controversy over seniority and the officers approaching courts.
The PPS officers whom the UPSC has given the nod for promotion as IPS officers are Paramdip Singh Sandhu (provisional); Dilbag Singh, Mohinder Singh Teji, Baljot Singh Rathor (1990 batch); Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, Hardial Singh; Harbaj Singh; Gurpreet Singh, Surjit Singh, Harjinder Singh, Gurpreet Singh Gill (1991 batch); Iqbal Singh (1992 batch); Pawan Kumar, Amrit Brar and Harcharan Singh Bhullar (1993 batch).
Decision on PCS officers on July 2
The UPSC has deferred to July 2 the meeting which was scheduled for Friday to select seven Punjab Civil Service (PCS) officers of the 1992 batch for the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) cadre.