First Visually Challenged Woman IAS Officer


Visually challenged IAS officer Pranjal Patil assumes charge!

Pranjal Patil, India’s first visually challenged woman IAS officer took charge as Sub-Collector of Thiruvananthapuram. A warm welcome was given to her as she took over from former collector B Gopalakrishnan. She served as an assistant collector in Ernakulam for a year in 2018 before taking charge here.

According to the Times Of India, Patil who hails from Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra lost her eye-sight at the age of six. She, however, did not lose hope and completed her graduation in political science with a master’s in International relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Patil was ranked 733 in civil services in her first attempt in 2016 and 124 the next year.



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