Punjab ready to take back Durga Shakti

Chandigarh— Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Tuesday said that the state government was willing to welcome suspended Uttar Pradesh IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal back to Punjab if she opted to come back.

A 2009-batch IAS officer, Durga Shakti was allotted the Punjab cadre and had even trained in Mohali, adjoining Chandigarh, from June 2011 to August 2012.

She got her cadre changed to Uttar Pradesh after getting married to an Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS officer Abhishek Singh.

“If she is willing to come back and serve in Punjab I have no objection to it,” Badal told media here.

However, Badal said that he had only read media reports about the controversy surrounding her suspension and would not like to comment on the action of the Uttar Pradesh government till he had the complete facts.—IANS