18 PCS officers elevated to IAS
A decision to this effect was taken in a high level meeting of the UPSC and a team of senior officers from Punjab including Chief Secretary Rakesh Singh, Principal Secretary (Tourism) Geetika Kalha and Secretary, Personnel, Anirudh Tewari. It may be recalled that the issue had been hanging fire for long due to pending court cases over seniority and some other administrative hurdles.
Prominent among those who have been elevated to the IAS include Gagandeep Singh Brar presently posted as Special Principal Secretary to Punjab Chief Minister, D S Mangat (Director, Public Relations), Manvesh Singh Sidhu (Special Principal Secretary to Deputy Chief Minister), Tejinder Singh Sidhu (Chief Executive Officer of Punjab Energy Development Agency) and P S Shergill (Managing Director of Punjab State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited (Punsup) and president of Punjab Civil Service Officers Association).
Sources said that now the UPSC will send the list to the state government, which will then clear the file and return it back to the UPSC.
The Commission will then forward it to the Union Department of Personnel and Training for notification.
The state government had last year issued a notification defining the final seniority list of PCS officers of 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992 batches comprising nearly 75 officers. A few
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