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Pranjal Patil

Pranjal Patil

 

IAS

 

  • The loss of vision at the age of six did not deter the youngster from Ulhasnagar, Maharashtra, from pursuing her civil service dream.
  • Pranjal Patil, the young woman who battled great odds to become the country’s first visually challenged woman IAS officer, took over as Sub-Collector in Thiruvananthapuram, on Monday.
  • Ms. Patil opted to spend her first day in Thiruvananthapuram, familiarising herself with the new environment. She said she expected a lot of support from the public and the Collectorate staff.
  • After securing the 124th rank in the 2017 Civil Services Exams, she was posted as Assistant Collector in Ernakulam, Kerala, in 2018.
DETERMINATION

 

  • In 2016, she cracked the Union Public Services Examination on her first attempt with a rank of 773. Ironically, she was refused a job in the Indian Railway Accounts Service on the grounds that she was visually challenged.
  • In her second attempt the very next year, she improved her ranking. Her appointment as Assistant Collector in Ernakulam had grabbed headlines.
PRANJAL PATIL

 

  • We should never be defeated, and never give up,’’