6 Indian civil servants who have made the nation proud
The Indian civil services are a dream for lakhs of youngsters. Being a civil servant is a tough job and needs great commitment. There are many brave and dedicated civil servants who have made the country extremely proud with their extraordinary work. They have overcome many difficulties to serve the nation and inspire everyone. Here 6 incredible civil services officers you should know about.
Armstrong Pame is the first IAS officer from the Naga people's Zeme Tribe. The 2009-batch officer is called the "Miracle Man" for building the 100km "People's Road" connecting Manipur to Nagaland and Assam in 2012 without government help. He raised Rs. 40 lakh through a Facebook page for building the road. He won several awards, including "India's Most Eminent IAS Officer Award" in 2015.
Tukaram Mundhe of Maharashtra is one of the most popular IAS officers. He received several death threats for acting against mafias and was on the verge of being demoted for displeasing politicians. Despite many difficulties and opposition, nothing stopped him from being honest. However, he's been transferred 12 times in his 13-year service and is currently the Joint Secretary (Planning) in Mantralaya (Maharashtra secretariat).
Santosh Kumar Mishra is a 2012-batch IPS officer hailing from Patna and posted in Uttar Pradesh's Ambedkar Nagar district. Apart from fulfilling his primary duty of maintaining law and order, he also educates underprivileged children to improve the state of education, realizing its importance for the country's future. During his time off duty, he teaches children and has also provided school bags to them.
Saurabh Kumar, a 2009-batch IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre, is the District Collector of Naxal-hotbed, Dantewada. He has been working on tackling unemployment and giving the local youth a new lease of life free from violence and extremism. He introduced counseling sessions called "Lunch with the Collector" to interact with youth. In 2017, he also received Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Public Administration.
Sanjukta Parashar is a 2006-batch IPS officer of Assam cadre. She's known as the "Iron Lady of Assam". Parashar, a hardcore professional, killed 16 Bodo militants and arrested more than 64 of them while serving in Assam. She supervised the 2017 Bhopal-Ujjan train blast case. She's also the leading probe officer in the Sunjuwan terror cases and also investigated the Kashmir terror funding case.
IAS officer Ira Singhal's story is truly inspiring. She cleared the Civil Services Exam in 2010 but her candidature was canceled because of her spine-related disorder, scoliosis. However, she fought for what she deserved at Central Administrative Tribunal. Later in 2014, she became the first differently-abled IAS exam topper. She is now trying to bring more differently-abled and transgender candidates into the civil services.