Parampal Kaur Sidhu Age, Husband, Family, Biography

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Husband: Gurpreet Singh Maluka
Age: 59 Years
Hometown: Bathinda, Punjab

Parampal Kaur Sidhu

ProfessionRetired Civil Servant
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 5" (165 cm)
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Career (Civil Service)
ServiceIndian Administrative Service (IAS)
Service Years2016-2024
Major Designation(s)• District Development Panchayat Officer (DDPO) in Bathinda (2015)
• Deputy Director in the Panchayat Department (December 2015)
• Additional Deputy Commissioner in the Department of Personnel and General Administration / General Administration (4 February 2016 - 12 June 2022)
• Under Secretary in the Department of Personnel and General Administration / General Administration (4 February 2016 - 12 June 2022)
• Deputy Secretary/Managing Director at the Punjab State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd (PUNSUP) (13 June 2022 - April 2024)
• Additional Managing Director at Punjab Food Grains Corporation (PUNGRAIN) (21 April 2023)
• Managing Director (Additional Charge) at Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation (PSIDC) (21 April 2023)
• Special Secretary at the Water Resources Department
• Additional Director (Administration) at the Directorate of Agriculture (Additional Charge)
Last PostManaging Director of the Punjab State Industrial Corporation
PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) (April 2024-present)
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Political JourneyOn 11 April 2024, she joined the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
Parampal Kaur Sidhu joined the BJP on 11 April 2024
Personal Life
Date of Birth22 October 1964 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023)59 Years
BirthplaceBathinda, Punjab, India
Zodiac signLibra
HometownBathinda, Punjab
Educational Qualification(s)• M.Sc (Zoology)
• M.Phil
ControversiesAccused of Playing Politics While In Service
In 2016, INC's former minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar accused Parampal of adhering to the instructions given by the Akali Dal ministers and playing politics after she refused to re-new Kangar's arms license. Kangar with other ministers also led a protest outside her office. [1]The Indian Express

Row over joining the BJP
After she joined the BJP on 11 April 2024, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said the government had not accepted her resignation. He wrote on X,

“Parampal Kaur ji’s resignation as IAS officer has not been accepted by Punjab Government. Biba ji (Ms. Sidhu) was in such a hurry to become IAS earlier... but there’ s a way to quit. Please understand the way to resign, otherwise your lifelong earnings may be at risk."

However, some sources claimed that her request for voluntary retirement had been accepted by the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India. [2]The Hindu
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Husband/SpouseGurpreet Singh Maluka (politician)

Note- Husband's image in Children's section.
ChildrenDaughter- Anmol
Parampal Kaur with Gurpreet Singh Maluka and her daughter Anmol
Other RelativesFather-in-law- Sikandar Singh Maluka (Shiromani Akali Dal politician, former Education Minister of Punjab)
Sikander Singh Maluka's photo
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Scale/Pay Level- Junior Administrative Grade/L-12

Parampal Kaur Sidhu

Some Lesser Known Facts About Parampal Kaur Sidhu

  • After completing college, Parampal Kaur Sidhu appeared for the provincial civil services exams conducted by the Punjab Public Service Commission and passed.
  • Following her appointment as a Block Development Panchayat Officer (BDPO), she became the first woman in Punjab to be given the post.
  • Parampal Sidhu served as a PCS officer till 2011 after the Punjab government filed an appeal with the Government of India seeking her induction as an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer.
  • She completed her civil service training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy Of Administration in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, in 2016.
  • Although she became an IAS officer in 2016, the government granted her antecedent seniority due to her extensive service experience as a PCS officer and placed her in the 2011 batch.
  • In 2020, she attended a Mid-Career Training Programme (MCTP).
  • Her retirement was due on 31 October 2024, but she took retirement from the service in April 2024.
  • After her resignation, speculations arose that Parampal Kaur would contest the 2024 Lok Sabha elections from the Bathinda constituency on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s ticket.
  • Sources claim that her father-in-law, Sikandar Singh Maluka, asked her to contest the elections as neither the Akali Dal nor the BJP granted him a ticket due to his age.
  • The Indian National Congress (INC) has often accused Sikandar Singh of getting Parampal posted to the departments, which he controlled while serving as a minister in the BJP-SAD-led Punjab government.