Pranjal Patil: The First Visually Impaired Women IAS officer Joins as Sub-Collector of Thiruvananthapuram

Pranjal Patil: The First Visually Impaired Women IAS officer
Pranjal Patil: The First Visually Impaired Women IAS officer

Pranjal Patil became India’s first visually challenged women to crack the UPSC Civil Services exam. She has taken charge as the Sub-Collector of Thiruvananthapuram from this week onward. She appeared in 2017 Civil Services and cracked it too with an All India Rank of 124. This is her second attempt as in the year 2016 she attempted and secured 744 rank on her name.

Pranjal Patil was working as an assistant collector in Ernakulam for a year in 2018 before taking up her current position. She took the charge from former collector B Gopalakrishnan with a warm reception. Patil expresses her gratitude while giving an interview to the media.

She said that she feels proud after taking charge of sub-collector. She said that she will get to know more about the district and will plan accordingly for the betterment of the region with the course of time.

Pranjal Patil lost her eyes at the age of six, and she is from Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra. She completed her graduation in political science with a master’s in International Relations from JNU with her determination.

She also stated that she is expecting the support and co-operation from her fellow colleagues and the people of Trivandrum. The news is trending in the social media platform as she became the inspiration for many in the country.

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