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NRI Paramjitinder Dhillon (PJ) appointed Commissioner
by Philadelphia Governor Edward G. Rendell


Philadelphia, Sep 16, 2004
Jagdish Chopra
NRI Press

A native of Philadelphia, Paramjitinder Singh Dhillon (PJ) has more than 26 years of engineering experience in various areas of government, most recently serving as an Engineering Specialist with the Philadelphia Water Department. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Institution of Engineers in Calcutta, India, Dhillon holds several certificates in the operation of wastewater treatment plants and collection systems.

On behalf of Governor Edward G. Rendell, Environmental Protection Secretary Kathleen A. McGinty appointed P.J. Dhillon as a member of the Special Science and Technology Resources Team in DEP’s Office of Water Management in Harrisburg. Dhillon is the first Sikh hired by the administration.

“P.J.’s extensive experience in government civil engineering will help to ensure that Pennsylvania is using the best technology and sound science available in the evaluation and issuance of its many water and wastewater permits,” Secretary McGinty said. “This special team is key in evaluating the very technical aspects of DEP’s many water and wastewater permits. P.J. will help us stay up-to-date on the latest research and innovation in wastewater technology to help us to protect our waterways and improve our permitting process.”

As a member of the Special Science and Technology Resources Team, Dhillon will work with groups, technology developers and reviewers to enhance the department’s water and wastewater technology efforts by providing a more consistent process in permit reviews, policy development and research efforts.

Commissioner PJ Dhillon and his wife, Dhillon Surinderjit Kaur, have two boys: Gurpreet Singh Dhillon, 25, and Rupinderjit Singh Dhillon, 23; both are pursuing MDs. The Commissioner is the fourth of five children, and the son of late retired army officer Sardar Buta Singh Dhillon.




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