Punjab govt mulls policy for gallantry awardee personnel

Tuesday, 30/07/2019


CHANDIGARH: Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said his government was formulating a policy to award a one-rank promotion to any defence or police personnel/ officer from Punjab winning a gallantry award in war or in peace time.

If any such officers/personnel wish to join Punjab Police, their service and bravery would be given due recognition, he said, while pipping the stars of assistant sub-inspector (ASI) on the uniform of Kargil war hero Satpal Singh. Satpal, who was posted in Drass sector during Operation Vijay in 1999 and joined Punjab Police after his discharge from the army, finds mention in Amarinder Singh’s book ‘A Ridge Too Far — War in the Kargil Heights’.

The CM had promoted the Vir Chakra awardee on Friday, from his earlier rank of senior constable, in which capacity he was managing traffic in Sangrur district till July 26. DGP Dinkar Gupta was also present at the pipping ceremony.

Captain Amarinder said he had merely set right the wrong perpetrated on Satpal by the previous SAD-BJP government, which had ignored the valour of the soldier, and failed to give him the recognition and respect he deserved.

He said the policy to be drafted by his government would leave no scope for injustice and would cover police gallantry award winners, including JCOs and NCOs, in addition to the jawans of the defence forces.

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