The Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Rajinder Singh Ghumman, retired from his services from the police department on Wednesday. The IPS officer, on his superannuation, pledged his entire pension to the police department for the welfare of the families whose members died while in service.
“I am from a sound financial background. I have ancestral agricultural land in Sangrur distinct. So I decided to pledge my pension for those who need it,” said the former IPS officer.
“There are many families who have been suffering because their earning member who was working in the police force died during service. I was a part of the system till today and so I know how much struggle they have to go through,” Ghumman said while speaking to Newsline. Ghumman said that he will be contacting the accounts branch to make a separate fund for the affected families.
His passing out parade was also organised by the police department at the Police Lines, Sector 26, Wednesday morning. Ghumman retired after serving 31 years in Indian Police Services.
A post-graduate, he joined the force as Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in 1983 in DANIPS Cadre. He has served in Delhi Police as DSP of Mayabunder district in 1987-88. After that he was posted as ACP in North and West Districts, Defence Colony, Vivek Vihar, Crime and Railways and Kalyan Puri from 1988 to 1996. He volunteered to serve the Punjab Police and joined as SP, Security, to the chief minister of Punjab from 1993 to 1994. As Additional DCP, he served Central and South districts and Crime and Railways in Punjab.
In 2008 he joined the Chandigarh police as SP, Operations and Training, and was promoted to SSP and DIG. During his tenure in Crime and Railways, he was awarded with “Webber Seavey Award” in Los Angles, USA, in 2004 for his contribution on community policing. The scheme has been accepted by MHA as a nodal project in the name of “Eyes & Ears”. He was the only officer of Delhi Police who has been rewarded with this prestigious award.
He was also chosen as legal advisor to the CP, Delhi, as District Commissioner of Police (DCP). In recognition to his excellent professional competence and devotion to duty throughout his services, Ghumman was awarded with President Police Medal for Meritorious Services in 2002. He was again awarded with President Police Medal for Distinguished Services on the occasion of Independence Day in 2012.