Nilambari to be Chandigarh’s first woman SSP

June 01, 2017 07:11 AM

Chandigarh : A 2008-batch Punjab-cadre IPS officer, Jagdale Nilambari Vijay, will be the first woman Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Chandigarh as the Union Ministry of Home Affairs has approved  her name.

The Administration had recommended her name for the post to the ministry after it was approved by VP Singh Badnore, Punjab Governor-cum-UT Administrator, from a panel of three officers received from the Punjab Government last month. The city SSP’s post has been lying vacant after Sukhchain Singh Gill, a 2003-batch IPS officer, was repatriated to Punjab in December last year.

Sources said her   final order might take   some time. As  per the  practice, the final appointment takes place after the approval of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. While the city has many women IAS officers at the senior level of the Administration, that is not the case with the police. Kiran Bedi was appointed the IGP of the city long time ago. Since then, no women officer has been appointed on a top post in the Police Department   The ministry  has  also approved  Shashank Anand’s  name for the   post of Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic), Chandigarh. His name was recommended  by the Administration.  

 The post of the SSP (Traffic) has been lying vacant since the term of Maneesh Chaudhary, a 2005-batch IPS officer of the Haryana cadre, ended on May 7, 2016. 

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