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Who is Surabhi Malik? The first woman Deputy Commissioner of Ludhiana

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Ludhiana, April 13

IAS Surabhi Malik today receive the guard of honour and assumed the office as Deputy Commissioner of Ludhiana. She has become the first woman ever to assume the office as Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner. However, while addressing the media, Surabhi Malik firmly said that she is an officer first and her gender comes later.

Surabhi Malik is a 2012 batch IAS officer. She replaced IAS Varinder Kumar Sharma and took charge as the Deputy Commissioner today.

While speaking to media persons, Surabhi Malik said that providing a transparent administration to the people of Ludhiana with complete accountability would be her priority. She said special plans would be formulated for various fields such as traffic, environment, healthcare, education, the safety of senior citizens, women and children, etc.

Surabhi Malik has previously served as the Assistant Commissioner (Under Training), Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) and Additional Commissioner Municipal Corporation in Ludhiana. Other than that, she has also served as the Deputy Commissioner Fatehgarh Sahib, ADC Rupnagar and SDM Nangal. She was also the Tertiary Covid Care In-charge, Rajindra Hospital, Patiala during the peak of the Covid19 pandemic.

She did her Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics on the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship from 2007 to 2009. She completed BA (Hons) in Economics from Lady Shriram College in Delhi. She is also the recipient of the Director’s Gold Medal for Management at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie.

Her husband Dr Sandeep Garg IPS is presently posted as SSP Rupnagar.

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