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Chandigarh gets its first woman SSP

Punjab governor and UT administrator VP Singh Badnore is learnt to have recommended her name in April this year to the Union ministry of home affairs, which has cleared it.

punjab Updated: Aug 04, 2017 18:21 IST
Nilambari Vijay is presently posted as the commandant-cum-deputy director (indoor) at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur.
Nilambari Vijay is presently posted as the commandant-cum-deputy director (indoor) at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur. (HT File)

Jagdale Nilambari Vijay is set to become first woman to hold the charge of senior superintendent of police (SSP) in Chandigarh.

Expected to join in a week, the 2008-batch Punjab-cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer will remain on the post for three years.

The post has been lying vacant after Sukhchain Singh Gill, a 2003-batch IPS officer, was repatriated to Punjab in December last year. Eish Singhal is presently officiating as the UT SSP.

Nilambari Vijay is presently posted as the commandant-cum-deputy director (indoor) at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur.

Punjab governor and UT administrator VP Singh Badnore is learnt to have recommended her name in April this year to the Union ministry of home affairs, which has cleared it.

Her name was part of the panel of three officers received from the Punjab government. The other two officers in the panel were S Bhoopati, a 2007-batch IPS officer, and Naveen Singla, a 2009-batch IPS officer.

Punjab had sent a fresh panel after the name of former Sangrur SSP Inderbir Singh was dropped from the panel for his alleged involvement in an extortion racket. The UT administration, in fact, rejected two panels sent during the Akali regime.