“It is wrong to think that one can get through the Civil Services only by studying very hard. In the final round, your interests and hobbies are also taken into account for selections”
– Smita Sabharwal IAS
Smita Sabharwal is an inspiration to upcoming aspirants as well as IAS officers. She is 2001 batch IAS officer who cleared the UPSC Civil services Exam. She cracked the UPSC IAS Exam at the age of 23 by bagging 4th rank. She has set an example before the youths to guarantee success through hard work and devotion and also promises to be a good human being.
Smita Sabharwal is prevalently known as ‘Peoples Officer’. She has become India’s first lady IAS officer to be appointed to Chief Minister’s Office. Smita Sabharwal served as the district Collector of Karimnagar district in Andhra Pradesh.
Smita Sabharwal hails from Darjeeling. She has done the schooling in different parts of the country. She completed her class 12th from St. Ann’s, Marredpally in Hyderabad. She got the first rank in the all-India ICSE Class 12 examination. Later, she did graduation in Commerce from the St Francis Degree College for Women in Hyderabad. Straightaway after her graduation, she began preparing for the UPSC Civil Services Examination.
Smita Sabharwal had chosen Public Administration and Anthropology as her optional subjects for the UPSC Civil Services Mains (written) Examination. She failed to clear UPSC Civil Services IAS Prelims in her first attempt. She is one of the youngest to have cracked the UPSC IAS Examination by securing All India 4th rank. She used to spend six hours for study and play for at least an hour.
Smita Sabharwal is a real motivation to several women and is a favorite youth icon. She is the top IAS officer of all time. With 14 years of experience, she hates corruption, negligent staff, and illegal activities.
While serving as the Municipal Commissioner at Warangal, she introduced “Fund your City” scheme where a large number of public utilities like Foot over bridges, Traffic Junctions, Parks, Bus-stops, were constructed with Public-Private Partnership.
In 2011 she took charge as District Collector of Karimnagar district. There she made a noteworthy contribution in the Health and Education sector. With the assistance of Public Representatives, Karimnagar Town experienced a renovation in the form of wider roads, systematically planned traffic junctions, Bus-stops, Toilets and other public utilities.
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