Chandigarh, March 4, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Punjab Government Thursday ordered postings of two women officers – Dr Senu Duggal and Ms Baldeep Kaur – who were recently elevated to IAS officers by an order of the Union Government.
Dr Senu Duggal, who was till now serving as Additional Director, Information and Public Relations, has been posted as Additional Secretrary, Information and Public Relations.
According to sources she will coordinate with Prashant Kishor and provide information and other logistics support to him. Kishor was recently appointed Principal Advisor to Chief Minister.
Ms Baldeep Kaur, who was till now serving as Deputy Excise & Taxation Commissioner, has been posted as Additional Secretary, Home Affairs against a vacant post.
About Dr Senu Duggal
Born on February 9, 1968 and with more than 28 years of service, Senu Duggal has earlier served as Director Public Relations Punjab from February 2016 to March 2017. She had joined the department in 1992 as Deputy Director, and was promoted as Joint Director in 2002.
Based on her impeccable service record and length of service, she was promoted to the rank of Additional Director in the PR department, the highest rank for a non-IAS officer and a significant position given the vital role the department plays in overall government policy implementation, feedback and corrective action.
Pertinently, state government this year had recommended ten names for elevation to the Central cadre. The selection procedure entailed comprehensive testing procedure culminating with a detailed UPSC board interview which was held in the last week of December in New Delhi.