Ira Singhal

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Ira Singhal

S.D.M., Government of NCT of Delhi

India

Ira Singhal, an IAS Officer, is the first person with disability to top the prestigious Civil Services Examination of India which happens to be the toughest exam of India and supposed to be among the 3 toughest exams in the world. She has B.E. and MBA degrees from 2 of the most prestigious colleges of the country and has worked as a Strategy Manager for Cadbury India Limited. While she enjoyed working in the corporate sector, she wanted to work for the society and hence decided to change her career path. Before her selection as an IAS officer in 2015, she was rejected thrice by the government as an IRS officer in the same exam despite clearing it, due to her disability. She decided to fight the rejection in Central Administrative Tribunal and won
after a long battle of 3 years. While waiting her joining as an IRS officer, she gave the exam again and this time she got selected as an IAS officer. She currently serves as SDM (Sub-Divisional Magistrate) of Alipur sub-division in North Delhi district and gets to work for the betterment of the region.