Indian Administration service is one of the most prestigious professions out there in India. The IAS officers make sure the administration and the justice provided are perfect. There have been many female IAS officers who have worked under the administration of India since independence. Here in this article, we are going to list 10 female IAS officers whose journey is so inspiring and worthwhile to know.
1. Preeti Sudan
Preeti Sudan was the former Secretary of the department of Food and Public Distribution. Priti belongs to the Andhra cadre IAS officer from the 1983 batch. During their term of service, Priti held a number of positions at the federal and state level including joint secretary in the ministry of defense and positions in tourism and disaster management.
She was a prominent personality to develop and execute the Indian government’s National health policy Ayushman Bharat Yojana which aims to offer free secondary and tertiary health coverage to the country’s bottom 40 % of the poor and vulnerable citizens. Apart from all the above responsibilities she also worked as a Consultant for the World Bank.
2. Tina Dabi
Tina Dabi is a 23-year-old IAS officer who is currently working as a sub-divisional magistrate and is in service since 2018. During her service in Bhilwara Rajasthan, Tina Dabi separated the area and moved the patients to the isolation and quarantine unit to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Within a few years of service, Tina Dabi has gained quite a lot of recognition and has been one of the prominent IAS officers at the present time. Even before the lockdown was implemented in the rest of the country, Tina Dabi made sure to lay a lockdown in Bhilwada to stop the spread of the virus.
3. Annies Kanmani Joy
Annies Kanmani Joy, the Deputy Commissioner for the Kodagu District in Karnataka is a former nurse. She rose to national prominence for controlling the spread of coronavirus during the covid-19 pandemic in her neighborhood.
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4. Smita Sabharwal
Smita Sabharwal is a Telangana cadre Indian Administrative Service officer belonging to the 2001 batch. She is currently serving as the secretary to the Chief Minister of Telangana and as a secretary of the rural water supply and sanitation department continuously working for the mission Bhagirathi department.
5. Santha Sheela Nair
Santha Sheela Nair is another prominent IAS officer from the 1973 batch. During her term of service, she held a number of jobs including secretary of steel and drinking water supply, vice chairperson of the Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission, and secretary in the Tamil Nadu government rural development, Municipal Administration, water supply, etc. She resigned from her job in July 2010.
6. Durga Shakti Nagpal
Durga Shakti Nagpal has cleared the civil service examination with rank 20 in the 2009 batch. She began her career in the Punjab cadre as a Trainee IAS officer. In 2011, when she was transferred to the UP cadre, she confronted the sand mafia who was stealing sand from the banks of the Yamuna and Hindon rivers without permission from the government. She is a sincere officer who fought bravely against the sand mafia and later got suspended by the state administration for various reasons. She is currently the Indian Union agriculture and farmers’ welfare officer on special duty.
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7. Aruna Sundarajan
Aruna Sundarajan is an Indian Administrative Service official who has made a substantial contribution to Kerala e governance growth while serving as IT secretary for the state. Some of the key achievements include the Kudumbashree project which helped women empowerment by giving working-class women long-term employment opportunities.
8. Hari Chandana Dasari
Hari Chandana is an IAS officer from the Telangana cadre who is renowned for starting a green revolution in Hyderabad. During her term of service in Hyderabad, she has undertaken numerous projects for plastic recycling. She has implemented a number of well-known and useful projects throughout her career including Pet Parks, She Toilets, She Mart, Feed the Need, Gives and Share, etc. Currently, she is serving as the collector for Narayanpet district in Telangana.
9. Rajni Sekhri Sibal
Rajni Sekhri Sibal was the first female to achieve the first position in the civil services exam in 1986. Currently, she is working for the ministry of home affairs for the Government of India as an additional secretary for disaster management. She played a crucial role in developing policies for international cooperation and disaster management. She also played a role to manage the relief operation during the Kerala flood as well as other calamities like cyclones in Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, etc. With all her relentless services, she is considered one of the prominent female civil servants.
10. Beela Rajesh
Beela Rajesh is currently the secretary of commercial taxes and registration. She is best known for her effort to prevent the spread of the covid-19 pandemic in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
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