Mr. Justice Baldev Singh, Member
Justice Baldev Singh retired as Judge from the Punjab &
Haryana High Court at Chandigarh on 14.2.2007. He
joined as Member in the Punjab State Human Rights
Commission at Chandigarh on 4.11.2008. His appointment
is for five years. He will retire on 3.11.2013.
He was born
at Barnala on 15.2.1945. He graduated from S.D.College,
Barnala, in the year 1963. Then he passed his LL.B.
Examination in 1965 from Law College in the Punjab University,
Chandigarh. He was below 21 years and had to wait for
obtaining licence from the Bar Council of Punjab for starting
practice, as the licence could not be granted before the age
of 21 years. After obtaining the licence in 1966, he
practised in the Muffasil courts at Barnala for about 3 years.
recruited as Judicial Magistrate in the year 1970. He had
topped in the P.C.S. (Judicial) Examination and his first
place of posting was Patiala. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Harbans
Singh was the then Chief Justice of the Punjab & Haryana High
Court. He acquired the virtues of humility and simplicity
from His Lordship, which paid him rich dividends in his
career. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ashok Bhan(Judge of the apex
Court) and Hon’ble Mr. Justice N.K.Sud (now Lok Ayukta,
Haryana) were his class fellows, who have left an indelible
impression of their capabilities on his life.
He had a
long tenure of service of more than 36 years. He remained as
Member of the Superior Judicial Service from 1992 onwards. He
worked as District & Sessions Judge from 1999 to 2004 in the
Sessions Divisions at Kapurthala, Chandigarh (District &
Sessions Judge, Vigilance (Punjab), in the Punjab & Haryana
High Court), and at Ludhiana. He was elevated as Judge of the
High Court on 5.11.2004.
S. Balwant Singh was an Advocate who died after doing practice
for more than 50 years. He had obtained his M.A. and LL.B.
Degrees from Aligarh Muslim University. He was famous for
his deep knowledge for Urdu and Persian literature.
He has an
aptitude for English literature. According to him, happiness
comes in the life of every one sooner or later. He admires
the poet, who said “happiness often sneaks through a door,
you did’nt know was left open.”
life which is full of contentment.
Sh.L.R. Roojam, Member
obtaining degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1966 and Master of
Arts in Political Science in 1968 from Punjab University,
Chandigarh, on selection by the Punjab Public Service
Commission, he joined as a Lecturer in Political Science in
Government College, Gurdaspur in October 1969. In 1970, he
appeared in PCS (Judicial) Examination and was successful in
the first attempt itself. He joined in Judicial Department in
August 1972. In 1973, he appeared in IAS & Allied Services
Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission
and was successful in the written examination for the mains
and after interview he was offered Gazetted Class-I post in
the Indian Ordinance & Factory Services. During the long
tenure in the Judicial Service, he worked as Judicial
Magistrate, Rent Controller, Guardian Judge, Chief Judicial
Magistrate and Senior Sub Judge. In August 1992 he was
promoted to Superior Judicial Service, and thereafter, he
worked as Member Secretary with the Punjab Legal Services
Authority, Presiding Officer of Labour Court, Jalandhar and
Legal Advisor with the Punjab State Electricity Board. For
over a year he remained posted as Additional District &
Sessions Judge as Incharge of the Distt. Fatehgarh Sahib. In
October 1999, he was designated as District & Session Judge
and posted at Hoshiarpur where In worked for over three years.
During this tenure, as per the directions, he has a proud
privilege to organize National level Lot Adalat and Seminar
which was presided over by His Lordship Mr.Justice B.N. Kirapl,
the then Hon’ble Chief Justice of India and Hon’ble Justice
Mr. Ashok Bhan, Judge of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. This
occasion was graced by the Hon’ble Chief Judtice, Punjab &
Haryana High court and almost all Judges of Punjab & Haryana
High court, District & Sessions Judges, Civil Judges (Senior
Divisions), Chief Judicial Magistrates and legal luminaries
which created history of the sorts in the region. Thereafter,
he also worked as District & Sessions Judge, Rupnagar,
District & Sessions Judge (Vigilance), Punjab, High Court of
Punjab & Haryana at Chandigarh and after superannuation on
31.3.2004 he worked as President, District Consumer Disputed
Redressal Forum, Bathinda, President, District Consumer
Disputes Redressal Forum, Ropar and at the time of joining the
present assignment he was working as President, District
Consumer Disputes Forum- II, Chandigarh. He joined as Member, Punjab State
Human Rights Commission on 04-11-2008 for the full term of
Sh. Baljinder Singh, Member
Sh. Baljinder Singh S/O
Sho Mohinder Singh Thakur & Smt. Sushila Wati belongs to an
agriculturist family from Patiala (Punjab), his father was
an officer in A.G.Punjab (Chandigarh)
He is M.A.
in English, History & Philosophy, M.Ed & LLB. He studied in
Govt. Multipurpose Senior Secondary School Patiala, Govt.
Mahendra College Patiala and then Punjabi University
He practiced as an
advocate at Distt. Courts Patiala. After the completion of
21 years teaching he took V.R.S from Punjab Education
Deptt.(S) as lecturer English.
He is life member of
Indian History Congress, member senate Punjabi University
Patiala since July, 2007 & member Distt. Advisory Committee
(Education). He organized and attended various seminars and
symposiums of state, national and international level. He
played a key role in organizing an international seminar on
‘Celebrating Diversity’ increasing international
understanding among students & youth on 19-20 Feb.2011 at
Chandigarh under the banner of W.O.S.Y. (World Organization
of Students & Youth). In which about 300 delegates from 37
different countries participated. It was a very successful
event. He is a regular contributor to various newspapers &
magazines. He participated in Debate & Declaration contest
Founder Chairman and
Member of Panchnad Foundation (NGO) which is working in the
social, educational and environment field for the last 12
years. He remained Chairman of this NGO for about 10 years.
Active participation in students movements, and attached
with a student organization named ABVP and performed various
responsibilities assigned to him time to time, which he
fulfilled with devotion and dedication. He organized
Personality Development Camps (PDC) and free coaching
classes, free books distribution among poor and needy
students. Organized many blood donation camps and donated
blood number of times.
He joined as Member,
Punjab Human Rights Commission on 9th March’2011 for the
full term of Five years.
Sh Pushpinder Singh Grewal
Sh. P.S Grewal was born on 12th
Jan.1946. He belongs to the family of lawyers where his
Grandfather, Father and Brother have all been practicing
He did all his education in Ludhiana from
Panjab University. He obtained degree in Mechanical
Engineering from G.N Engineering College Ludhiana in 1966.
He was appointed Assistant Professor in
Mechanical Engineering in his own college immediately after
He shifted from teaching to Industry by joining
Fertilizer Corporation of India at Sindri. Has worked in
various units of the company at Sindri, Barauni, Gorakhpur, &
Nangal. Later on with the re-organization of fertilizer
Industry he continued at Nangal unit and worked at Nangal,
Bathinda, Panipat units of National Fertilizers. He rose to be
Head of unit at Panipat for 4 Yrs and was later on appointed a
Chairman and Managing Director of National Fertilizers Ltd.
for a full term of 5 Yrs. He retired as C&MD of National
Fertilizers Corporation on 31st Jan.2006.
As General Manager and C&MD of company he has
vast administrative experience. During his tenure as G.M (Panipat)
Medical camps were regularly held to treat poor patients from
surrounding villages. Needies were given free medicines. Other
welfare schemes for poor in the village around the units were
also implemented to help the weaker section of society
specially the women & children. HR Departments in the unit /
c.o reported directly to G.M/C&MD.He has been Vice-Chairman of
Fertilizer Association of India. He has presented papers in AICheM (Ammonia Plant Safety) many times.
He is a keen photographer and has photography
as his hobby from childhood.
He joined as a Member, Punjab State Human
Rights Commission on 11th Sept.2012.