About Iqbal Singh Sandhu,PCS

  • Iqbal Singh Sandhu,PCS

    Dear Friends,

    I had compeleted his School Education from Layallpur Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar in year 1978. During school teams, his friends were use to play the game of hockey and I was mere a spectator while they play. Our team accompanied them in the game time also. School team to get experience of play with senior Men & Women teams, use to have practice matches with Senior College (Men & Women) players. One day, our team's practice match was fixed with KMV College (Loading Women College of Jalandhar) and the goalkeeper of the team failed to turn-up till the match starts where has team had only one goalkeeper in team. Finally, our friends requested me to defend the goalpost as goalkeeper and KMV team to give us the goal keeper kit of reserve goalkeeper. I accepted the challenge. Although, I don't have any experience of goal keeper, I exhibited excellent goalkeeping under the bar and I did not conceded any goal till the stipulated time of game. All players were surprised from my goalkeeping and since then started my sports carrier as Goal Keeper. During the school time, I was selected for the District Hockey team in the first year of starting my game.

    I joined Sports College of Jalandhar in BA (Ist Year) and represented Punjab State Junior Hockey Team and participated in National Hockey Championship at Meerut. In the next year, I joined Layallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar and selected as Goalkeeper of the Guru Nanak Dev University Hockey team with won the North Zone Inter University at Ludhiana and All Inter University Championship at Indore (MP). I was also represented Punjab Sr. Hockey Team in National Hockey Championship at Delhi.

    Also Represented Combined Universities Hockey (Sr. & Junior) Team in various National Hockey Championships and All India Hockey Tournaments. I also played from Chandigarh Hockey Team in many nationals championships. I was also selected Captain of the Guru Nanak Dev University Hockey Team. I was also selected one of the probable for the selection of the Junior Hockey Team to participate in Word Cup.

    I am associated with India's Grade one hockey tournament namely Surjit Hockey Tournament Jalandhar since 1984. The tournament is organised every year to keep the name of Sardar Surjit Singh Randhawa, ex-Olympian alive, who lost his life in a fatal car accident near Jalandhar on January 7th, 1984, while fighting hard for up-liftment of the game of Hockey in our Country. Presently, Secretary of the said tournament.

    I am also Secretary of the PunjAab Cultural &Sports Society, Jalandhar which organises cultural nights like Noora Sisiters, ManMohan Waris Brothers, Lakhwinder Wadali Brothers, Naseebo Lal of Pakistan etc.

    I joined service in Postal Department and after that Rail Coach Factory and finally joined as Naib Tehsildar in department of Revenue on 8th August, 1988. I was promoted as Tehsildar on 9th August, 1994 and as District Revenue Officer on 4th August, 2004. I was elevated as PCS Officer on 4th August 2994. Being PCS Officer, I worked as under:-

    Sr.No Posting details Place Of Posting From To Remarks
    1 Assistant Commissioner (Grievances) Kapurthala 04 Aug, 2004 09 Feb, 2006
    2 Sub Divisional Magistrate Moga 10 Feb, 2006 04 Apr, 2007
    3 Sub Divisional Magistrate Phillour 05 Apr, 2007 15 Apr, 2007
    4 Sub Divisional Magistrate Gurdaspur 24 May, 2007 25 Feb, 2009
    5 Sub Divisional Magistrate Batala 22 Dec, 2008 19 Sep, 2009 Additional Charge
    6 Sub Divisional Magistrate Garshanker 26 Feb, 2009 28 Oct, 2009
    7 Sub Divisional Magistrate Nakodar 31 Oct, 2009 15 Sep, 2010
    8 Sub Divisional Magistrate Nakodar 07 Aug, 2011 07 Sep, 2011
    9 Sub Divisional Magistrate Jalandhar 23 Sep, 2010 17 Feb, 2014
    10 Sub Divisional Magistrate Phagwara 18 Feb, 2014 05 Apr, 2014
    11 Sub Divisional Magistrate Phagwara 30 May, 2014 16 Jul, 2014
    12 Sub Divisional Magistrate Phagwara 04 Aug, 2014 28 Jul, 2014
    13 Commissioner Municipal Corporation Phagwara 18 Feb, 2014 23 Feb, 2014
    14 Commissioner Municipal Corporation Phagwara 13 Jan, 2015 28 Oct, 2016
    15 Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Phagwara 14 Feb, 2014 31 May, 2014
    16 Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Phagwara 01 Jul, 2014 31 Jul, 2014
    17 Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Phagwara 01 Aug, 2014 28 Oct, 2016
    18 Chairman Improvement Trust Phagwara 08 Feb, 2014 28 Oct, 2016
    19 Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Hoshiarpur 01 Sep, 2016 06 Jun, 2017
    20 Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Ludhiana 07 Jun, 2017 Presently Woking as ADC (G)