Cracking UPSC exam is not a joke. Once a person succeeds in it, the next milestone is to work with fearlessness and honesty. Not succumbing to bribe and to corrupted politicians needs very brave heart and high level of honest. Here are the 10 female IAS and IPS officers in India who are brave and intelligent.
1. Smita Sabharwal (Female IAS Officer)
IAS officer Smita Sabharwal is known as the ‘People’s Officer’ in Telangana for her extraordinary work in Chittoor, Warangal, Vizag and Karimnagar. She cracked the IAS examination securing an All-India fourth rank. Hailing from Darjeeling, West Bengal, Smita got married to an IPS officer, Akum Sabharwal, who is also from the Telangana cadre. She has 17 years of service as an IAS officer under her belt.
2. Riju Bafna
Riju cleared UPSC Civil Services exam in 2013 with 77th rank. While successfully pursuing her duty, she married to her batch mate Avi Prasad who is also an IAS officer. Recently she raised her voice against cases of sexual harassment.
3. Merin Joseph
The youngest IPS Officer in the Kerala Cadre, Merin cleared the UPSC exam in the year 2012 at the age of 25. In 2015 she got married to a Kottyam based psychiatrist Chris Abraham. She has always ensured to remain available on the call 24 hours if there is any need to anyone.
4. Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
Kanchan who belongs to Himachal Pradesh and completed her post-graduation in English Literature from Indraprastha College, Delhi is the 1st female IPS Officer to become the Director General of Police. She was awarded the President’s medal and Rajiv Gandhi Award for being an outstanding achiever. On an average, she used to meet 50 people a day. She used to talk to them to understand their problems. After her retirement in 2007, Kanchan has joined AAP after winning general election of 2014 from Haridwar.
5. Meera Borwankar
She is the first woman IPS officer in Maharashtra Cadre from Punjab and is popularly known as ‘Lady Supercop’ with huge limelight pouring in after she arrested the gang members of Daud Ibrahim and Chota Rajan. The Rani Mukherjee starring movie ‘Mardani’ is inspired from her life. Her immediate ongoing tasks are the surrender of gangsters like Abu Salem and his partner Monica Bedi from Portugal,Iqbal Mirchi and Tariq Parvin from Dubai and Sharmila Shanbhag from Germany.
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6. Sanjukta Parashar
Sanjukta who is the first IPS officer from Assam completed her graduation in Political Science from the Indraprastha College, New Delhi. She has been a nightmare for militants and criminals in Assam. She is making headlines for her immense courage and incredible work of fighting against the Bodo militants of Assam. Sanjukta is married to Puru Gupta who is an IAS officer. Currently, she is posted as superintendent of Police at Sonitpur.
7. Roshan Jacob
Roshan who belongs to Kerala cleared UPSC exam in the year 2004 and presently, she is district magistrate of Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh.
8. Vandana Preyasi
Vandana is a district magistrate of Siwan, Bihar. She set an example by taking a stand against crimes.
9. Vimla Mehra
Vimla is the first woman to attain the post of Special Commissioner Police of country. She is the one who launched a women helpline number 1091 along with promoting self defence programmes for them. She is the second officer after Kiran Bedi who headed Tihar Jail as Director General in the year 2012.
10. B. Chandrakala
The lady IAS officer hails from Andhra Pradesh. Chandrakala belongs to a tribal family and lived her dreams against all odds. She publicly pulled up civic officials and contractors for sub-standard road construction. Chandrakala has now been appointed as the director of `Swacch Bharat Mission` and deputy secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. She has worked extensively for ‘Clean India’ campaign while she was discharging her duties as the DM of Bulandshahr, Bijnor, and Meerut.
It needs guts to stand against criminal activities. Not every IAS and IPS officer has it. If everyone works like these people, there won’t be any crime in India.
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