Must Read

Couple holds key position in Punjab: Vini Mahajan is new Chief Secretary

By IndianMandarins- 26 Jun 2020


Bowing to the pressure from cabinet colleagues the Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has transferred the Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh (IAS:1984:PB) over 60 days ahead of his retirement and appointed Ms Vini Mahajan (IAS:1987:PB) as new Chief Secretary to the Government of Punjab. She becomes the first woman CS of Punjab. 

Punjab is the only state where a bureaucrat couple holds top positions in civil & police administration. Mahajan's husband Dinkar Gupta (IPS:1986:PB) is DGP of the state.


The government takes away the excise department from CS 


Vying for the head of Punjab Chief Secretary? 


Punjab CM apparently meets legislators to buy peace over CS? 


Punjab CS apologies to minister; Principal Secretary to CM too joins the office 


free stat counter, an initiative of New Media Network, is a multi-media initiative for the fast and real-time dissemination of news and information related to civil services, central PSUs and other institutions that play a critical role in governance, administration, corporate governance, and public life in India. We aspire to provide our esteemed readers with news breaks and situation analysis in the above-mentioned domain of operations. Currently, we are available at We are now planning to branch off into print publication and few other related business initiatives.