The Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Captain Amrinder Singh announced on Monday (29 July) that the state government led by him was working on a policy to award a rank promotion to any Gallantry Award recipients who decides to join the state police, reports Tribune.
Singh said that if any such officers wished to join the Punjab Police, their bravery and service would be given due recognition. He made the announcement while pipping the stars of ASI on the uniform of Kargil war hero and Vir Chakra recipient Satpal Singh.
It should be noted that Satpal Singh whom the CM had promoted yesterday from the rank of senior constable to that of an ASI also finds mention in CM Singh's book, 'A Ridge Too Far - War in The Kargil Heights.'
Prior to his promotion, the war hero was managing traffic in the Sangrur district till 26 July. Promoting him to the rank of ASI, Singh said that he had corrected the wrong done by the previous SAD-BJP government which had ignored his valour.
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