Advertisement
Sunday, Nov 28, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Punjab Congress Crisis: DGP Appointment To Be Finalised After Talks With Sidhu, Says CM Channi

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said the state government was awaiting a panel from the Centre regarding three names finalized for the post of DGP.

Punjab Congress Crisis: DGP Appointment To Be Finalised After Talks With Sidhu, Says CM Channi
Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi (left) and PPCC President Navjot Singh Sidhu | PTI/File Photo
Punjab Congress Crisis: DGP Appointment To Be Finalised After Talks With Sidhu, Says CM Channi
outlookindia.com
2021-10-03T19:13:52+05:30

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday said that the new DGP would be appointed as per the law as the state government has already forwarded the panel of all senior police officers with 30 years of experience to the Centre. Thereafter, the name of DGP would be finalized after consultation with PPCC President Navjot Singh Sidhu, all Ministers and MLAs.

The statement came after Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu again demanded a replacement of Punjab's police chief and advocate general on Sunday, saying otherwise the ruling party in the state will suffer a loss of face.

Channi said the state government was now awaiting a panel from the Centre regarding three names finalized for the post of DGP. The Chief Minister was addressing the media on the sidelines of the state-level function of debt waiver scheme for farm labourers and landless farmers and launch of the pilot project of drone technology for mapping of rural properties under Mission Lal Lakir.

Channi further said that the state government is functioning with dedication, sincerity and honesty and that ensuring transparency would be the topmost priority of the administration. He, however, said that organizational work is being looked after by PPCC President and a committee has been constituted for better coordination between the government and the party.

On the issue of retiring the government employees above 58 years, Channi said any employee who has attained the age of over 58 years would not be allowed to serve anymore so that the youth could be given chance for government jobs.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Omicron: New Strain Of Coronavirus Escalates Need For Global Vaccine Sharing

Omicron: New Strain Of Coronavirus Escalates Need For Global Vaccine Sharing

'Despite the repeated warnings of health leaders, our failure to put vaccines into the arms of people in the developing world is now coming back to haunt us', wrote former British PM Gordon Brown.

Covid-19: Experts' Take On Omicron And Possibility Of Third Wave In India

Covid-19: Experts' Take On Omicron And Possibility Of Third Wave In India

Though the health experts and scientists in India have advised caution yet they feel that the current immune profile of the majority of the population in India makes them less vulnerable to Omicron as compared to any other country in the world.

1st Test: India Need 9 Wickets To Win Vs NZ On Final Day

1st Test: India Need 9 Wickets To Win Vs NZ On Final Day

From 51/5, half-centuries by Shreyas Iyer and Wriddhiman Saha helped India declare at 234/7. New Zealand (4/1) need 280 runs to win on Day 5 on Monday.

What Is Omicron: All You Need To Know About The New Coronavirus Strain

What Is Omicron: All You Need To Know About The New Coronavirus Strain

After the detrimental Delta variant which took the world by storm in the second wave of Covid-19, WHO recently declared ‘Omicron’ as the latest ‘variant of concern’ (VOC).

Advertisement