In 1998, she played a key role in setting up Kerala's IT Department. As Kerala's founding IT Secretary, Sundararajan was instrumental in launching the Akshaya e-literacy project.
She was also honored by Forbes Magazine, which described her as "IAS officer who thinks like a businesswoman". She's currently India's Telecom Secretary.
Poonam Malakondaiah is one of the most honest IAS officers
Poonam Malakondaiah is another senior IAS officer of the 1988 batch from Andhra Pradesh.
She is known to be a dedicated and honest officer; she has been transferred multiple times due to her resistance to corruption. Despite being transferred many times, she continues to fight against corrupt politicians and businessmen.
She is currently the Principal Secretary of Andhra Pradesh's Health and Family Welfare Department.
In 2011, she exposed a land scam in Mohali. In 2012, after moving to Uttar Pradesh, as the Noida Sub-Divisional Magistrate, she cracked down on the illegal sand mining in the Yamuna and Hindon river banks.
She's currently the Officer on Special Duty to the Union Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare Ministry.
The youngest IAS officer to be appointed to CM's office
Smita Sabharwal, a 2001-batch IAS officer of Telangana cadre, is another dynamic woman officer.
She is known for launching "Fund Your City" initiative in Warangal and changing the education and healthcare scenario of Karimnagar when she was the District Collector.
Sabharwal is the youngest IAS officer to be appointed to a Chief Minister's office. She is the Additional Secretary to the Telangana CM's Office.
Ira Singhal, the first differently-abled woman IAS topper