On the occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr, the Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amrinder Singh declared that Malerkotla to be a new district of the Punjab jurisdiction. The region, earlier a part of Sangrur district, will make Punjab a 23-district state from now on. On Monday, the Chief Minister inaugurated the district Malerkotla in a virtual event amid COVID-19.
The formation of a new district also means a completely different administrative unit for maintaining law and order in the district. The Women officers have been appointed as the highest administrative posts in the district.
Amrit Kaur Gill has been appointed as the Deputy Commissioner of the new district. Kanwardeep Kaur will hold the post of The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP). Another Women officer, Harwant Kaur, has been appointed as the SP of the district.
Interestingly, the constituency of Malerkotla is also represented by a Woman candidate, Razia Sultana, who is also the Transport Minister of the state. Nasreen Asharaf, another prominent woman, is in charge of the Nagar Council of the district.
Malerkotla is a district with Women at the driving end. The district surely stands for Women Empowerment and the appointment of worthy women officers at the helm is just a testimony of the statement.