CHANDIGARH, MAY 31 (Punjab Mail)- Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has cleared the appointments of eight Next of Kin (NoK) of martyrs in recognition of their gallantry actions.

Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that the appointments were recommended by a High Powered Committee headed by Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh.

The State Government has appointed Amritbir Singh as Tehsildar in the Revenue Department for the supreme sacrifice made by his father, Inspector Raghbir Singh, who belonged to village Sathiala in Amritsar district and had  joined CRPF in 1991. He was an outstanding sportsperson and had won medals in  Athletics at the national level. He attained martyrdom on April 24, 2017, while fighting Naxalites in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

Tanveer Kaur has been appointed as Tehsildar in the Revenue Department. Her husband Major Ravi Inder Singh Sandhu joined NDA Khadakwasla in 2003 and was commissioned in the Corps of Signals in the year 2007.  The officer had  also done two stints in counter insurgency in J & K. He laid down his life while serving in the UN Mission in South Sudan and was awarded “Dag Hammarskjold Medal” by the United Nations for courage and sacrifice in line of duty.

The appointees include Smt Akwinder Kaur as Naib Tehsildar, Astha Garg as Excise and Taxation Officer, Malkeet Kaur as Library Restorer, Tanveer Kaur as Tehsildar, Amandeep as Clerk in the Defence Services Welfare Department, Gurpal Singh as Junior Engineer (Electrical) in PWD, Radha Rani as Inspector in Cooperative Societies and Amritbir Singh as Tehsildar.

Aastha Garg has been appointed Excise and Taxation Officer. Her husband Flt Lt Mohit Garg belonged to Samana in Patiala district, and after completing his education from PPS Nabha, he joined NDA Khadakwasla in the year 2009 and was commissioned as a Pilot in the Indian Air Force in 2014. The officer died when the AN 32 aircraft which he was flying crashed in high altitude area of Arunachal Pradesh.

Constable (GD) Mukhtiar Singh belonged to village Fattuwala in Ferozepur district, and   had joined BSF in the year 2000. He attained martyrdom on July 15, 2018, while fighting valiantly Naxalites in Pakhanjure Sub Division in Chhattisgarh. For the sacrifice made by him, his wife Malkeet Kaur has been  appointed as Library Restorer in Education Department.

Gurpal Singh, the brother of martyr Rifleman Sukhwinder Singh, has been given appointment of Junior Engineer ( Electrical) in PWD. Rifleman  Sukhwinder Singh was born in village Fatehpur in  Hoshiarpur district and joined 18 JAK Rifles in 2017. He was martyred on December 16, 2019 while fighting at the Line of Control in Sunderbani area of Jammu & Kashmir.

Radha Rani, sister of Gdr Sanjay Kumar, has been appointed as Inspector in Registrar, Co-operative Societies. Sanjay Kumar belonged to village Rajwal in Hoshiarpur district,  and joined 5 GRENADIERS on October 10, 2012. He died on April 9, 2019 while he was carrying out field firing exercise with live ammunition.

Gnr Lekh Raj was born in the year 1990 in village Shajrana in Ferozepur district. He joined 332 Medium Regt in the year 2011. He attained martyrdom on Aug 7, 2018 while he was on Patrolling Duty on the Line of Actual Control in Arunachal Pradesh. Martyr’s brother Amandeep has appointed Clerk in the department of Defence Services Welfare, Punjab.

Martyr Naik Manwinder Singh hailed from village Ghonewal in Amritsar District, and was enrolled in 3 PUNJAB in the year 2008. He attained martyrdom on November 18, 2019 when he was on operational duty in High Altitude area in Siachen Glacier. For his supreme sacrifice, his wife Akwinder Kaur has been appointed as Naib Tehsildar in the Revenue Department.