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Channi engaged in replacing the officers of Captain Amarinder Singh’s rule, transferred 9 IAS officers

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After taking over the power of Punjab, the new CM Charanjit Singh Channi is busy in replacing the officers of Captain Raj. On one hand the search for a new DGP is on, while on the other hand 9 IAS officers and 2 PCS were transferred on Tuesday. Charanjit Singh Channi has taken this big decision on the very second day of becoming CM. Isha, DG School Education and Secretary, Punjab School Education Board, has now been given the responsibility of Deputy Commissioner, Mohali. She will replace Girish Daylan. Most of the transfers have been done in those departments, in which the posted officers have been put on duty with the new CM.

Two of these officers are Husan Lal and Rahul Tiwari. Husan Lal has been made Principal Secretary to CM Charanjit Singh Channi. Apart from this, Rahul Tiwari has been given the responsibility as Special Principal Secretary. Meanwhile, there is a churning going on in the state regarding the appointment of a new DGP. On Monday, there was a discussion between CM Charanjit Singh Channi and senior party leaders regarding the name of the DGP till late night. The names of many officers have been shortlisted in this meeting, but it is being said that the final decision will be taken by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

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It is being said that Chief Minister Channi is in favor of making Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota as DGP. But his candidature may get rejected due to caste equations. Sahota comes from the Dalit community, while Husan Lal, an officer of the same community, has already been given the responsibility of the Principal Secretary. Sources say that apart from the Council of Ministers, the Congress high command also wants to maintain caste balance in the deployment of officers. Apart from Iqbal Preet Singh, the names of Siddharth Chattopadhyay and VK Bhavarna are also in discussion for the DGP. All these officers have more than 6 months of tenure left. So they are eligible for this post.

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