Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after and toughest professional courses in the country.
It is a prestigious and respected profession, and after completing the CA course, some candidates prefer to go for the Civil Services of India. There are also some CAs who went on to become IAS officers.
Here are five CAs turned IAS officers you should know about.
Ruchika Katyal is a Chartered Accountant turned IAS officer
Ruchika Katyal is a Chartered Accountant turned IAS officer who is currently the Joint Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal.
She is a 2013-batch IAS officer of the AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, and Mizoram Union Territories) cadre.
She secured AIR-5 in the 2012 UPSC CSE in her second attempt. Notably, she had also secured AIR-3 in her CA Final examination.
#2: IAS officer Navneet Sehgal of Uttar Pradesh cadre
Navneet Sehgal, a Chartered Accountant who later became an IAS officer, is currently serving as the Principal Secretary of Khadi & Village Industry of the Government of Uttar Pradesh. He is an IAS officer of the 1988 batch from the Uttar Pradesh cadre.
About Chartered Accountant-turned-IAS officer R Rangarajan
R Rangarajan, a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant, is a former 2005-batch IAS officer of the Assam cadre. He secured AIR 45 in the 2004 UPSC CSE in his very first attempt.
However, earlier in 2019, he quit from the IAS to join politics and contested as the Lok Sabha candidate for Chennai South Constituency from actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's party, Makkal Needhi Maiam.
Praveen Garg, the Additional Secretary of MoEFCC
Praveen Garg, who is currently the Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, is also a CA turned IAS officer.
He is an IAS officer of the 1998 batch from the Madhya Pradesh cadre.
Before pursuing the CA course from the ICAI, he completed the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Accounting and Finance from Delhi University.
#5: Sanjay Agarwal, the Secretary of Bihar's Transport Department
Sanjay Agarwal is another Chartered Accountant turned IAS officer who is currently serving as the Secretary of Bihar's Transport Department and Managing Director of the Bihar State Road Development Corporation Limited. He is an IAS officer of the 2002 batch from the Bihar cadre.