CHANDIGARH, AUGUST 20: The Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore on Tuesday administered the oath of office to the newly appointed Chairman and members of Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) in the presence of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

          Lieutenant General (Retd.) Surinder Singh was sworn in as PPSC Chairman, while Additional District and Sessions Judge Mohali Shivinder Singh Mann was administered the oath of office and allegiance to the Constitution as the official member, and eminent author and columnist Harmohan Kaur Sandhu (Bubbu Tir) as a non-official member.

          Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh conducted the proceedings of the swearing-in-ceremony at the Punjab Raj Bhawan here.

          Lt. General Surinder Singh had retired as the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C), Western Command of the Indian Army. Additional District and Sessions Judge Shivinder Singh had also served a special judge in the CBI court of Punjab and Presiding Officer, Industrial Tribunal-cum-Labour Court, Chandigarh. Eminent writer Bubbu Tir is the daughter of Late Dr. Gurnam Singh Tir, popularly known as Chacha Chandigarhiya.

          Cabinet Minister Vijay Inder Singla, Special Principal Secretary Revenue KBS Sidhu, Additional Chief Secretary Home Satish Chandra, Principal Secretary to Governor J.M. Balamurgam, Special Principal Secretary to CM Gurkirat Kirpal Singh and Secretary Personnel AS Miglani were present at the ceremony, along with the family members and well-wishers of the newly appointed members.

          The National Anthem was played by the Punjab Police band on the occasion.