Two lady officers of Punjab picked for elevation to IAS
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
Two lady officers working with two key departments-public relations and excise department has been appointed as IAS officers, under the Non-State Civil Services of Punjab to the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) , for the select list of 2019.
Dr Senu Duggal, additional director, Punjab public relations department and Baldeep Kaur , deputy excise and taxation commissioner (DETC) Ropar division has been appointed as IAS officer, after an interview at the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) office in New Delhi held and cleared by them.
Born on February 9, 1968 and with more than 28 years of service, Senu Duggal has earlier served as Director Public Relations Punjab from February 2016 to March 2017. She had joined the department in 1992 as Deputy Director, and was promoted as Joint Director in 2002.
Based on his impeccable service record and length of service, she was promoted to the rank of Additional Director in the PR department, the highest rank for a non-IAS officer and a significant position given the vital role the department plays in overall government policy implementation, feedback and corrective action.
Pertinently, state government this year had recommended ten names for elevation to the Central cadre. The selection procedure entailed comprehensive testing procedure culminating with a detailed UPSC board interview which was held in the last week of December in New Delhi.
The central notification issued earlier in the day read: ‘President of India is pleased to appoint following members of the non state Civil Service of Punjab to the Indian Administrative Service against the vacancies determined by GoI under regulation 3 of the said regulations in consultation with the state government for the Select List of 2019’.