of Punjab regarding the appointment of SSP in Chandigarh Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann And the ongoing dispute between Governor Banwarilal Purohit ended. Along with this, IPS Kanwardeep Kaur of Punjab cadre has been made SSP of Chandigarh. Kanwardeep will be the second woman SSP of Chandigarh, before that IPS Nilambari Jagadale has been the first SSP. Presently Kanwardeep Kaur is the SSP of Ferozepur in Punjab and on Saturday the Home Ministry’s committee approved her name.
Kuldeep Singh Chahal, who was the SSP of Chandigarh, was sent to his original cadre Punjab even before the end of his tenure. This post was lying vacant since December last year due to a dispute. Here for the first time an SSP was relieved before the end of his tenure. By issuing a letter, the Home Ministry has issued an order for immediate deployment of SSP. Know who is Kanwardeep Kaur and what was the whole controversy.
Who is Kanwardeep Kaur?
Kanwardeep Kaur, a resident of Mohali, studied from Chandigarh and graduated from Punjab Engineering College. Prior to this, she has been the SSP of Kapurthala and Malerkotla. Three names were decided for IPS in Chandigarh. Among them were Kanwardeep Kaur, Sandeep Kumar Garg and Bhagirath Singh Meena. On the orders of the Ministry of Home Affairs, IPS Kanwardeep Kaur will serve as SSP in Chandigarh for a minimum period of 3 years.
Kanwardeep Kaur’s name was not included in the first three names that the Punjab government had sent to the Chandigarh administration for this post. Later the Punjab government was asked to change it. After this, the Punjab Government had sent the name of Dr. Akhil Chaudhary of 2012 batch to the Revise Panel after including the name of Kanwardeep Kaur. Out of which the name of Kanwardeep Kaur was stamped.
What is the dispute between the Governor and Bhagwant Mann?
The controversy started when Chandigarh’s SSP Kuldeep Chahal was accused of misconduct 10 months before the end of his term. Due to this, he was sent back to the original cadre of Punjab only last year. All this was done only after the order of Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit. In the Governor’s letter, the reason for this was said to be misconduct.
Bhagwant Mann said, the tenure of SSP is of 3 years which was not completed. Before the appointment of SSP in Chandigarh, a panel of 3 names is sent by the government, then one of them is stamped.
This order of the Governor became the reason for the political storm. The AAP government of Punjab objected to this decision of the governor. In this matter, Chief Minister Bhagwat Mann had written a letter to the governor saying why it was not discussed with me. The reason for this was attributed by the governor to Bhagwant Mann’s busy campaigning for the Gujarat elections. After this the controversy did not stop. After the order of the Ministry of Home Affairs, now a new SSP has been appointed.
This is not the first case when a dispute has cropped up between Bhagwant Mann and the Governor. Earlier, the issue of separate assembly of Punjabi University, Haryana has also become hot.