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India’s first semi blind IAS officer in Kerala

India’s first semi blind IAS officer in Kerala

India’s first semi blind IAS officer in Kerala
October 17
22:12 2019

India’s first visually impaired IAS Officer Pranjal Patil, 30-years old took the charge as the Assistant Collector of Ernakulam district of Kerala.

Hailing from Ulhasnagar, Maharashtra, Pranjal Patil lost her vision when she was just 6 years old when one of her schoolmates stabbed a pencil in her eye, but this did not cease her from achieving her reverie and that’s what made her top her UPSC 2016 with AIR 773.

Never be defeated, Never give up”, said Pranjal Patil, the country’s first visually challenged woman IAS officer, as she assumed charge as the Sub Collector of Thiruvananthapuram here on Monday.

“…we should never be defeated and we should never give up because with our efforts all of us will get that one breakthrough which we want”, the 30-year old Kerala cadre officer.

She was offered a job in the Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS), but the railways refused to appoint her overdue to her total blindness.

After her field-training period in Kochi she’ll return to Mussoorie to complete her training session next year, she will have to submit a dissertation at the end of her training.

 

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