Ineligible To Be A Sweeper, Differently-Abled Ira Singhal Tops UPSC Exams

The Logical Indian

July 5th, 2015 / 10:35 AM

Image Source: Toppersinfo.in

Not letting her disability come in the way of reaching her goals has become Ira Singhal’s second nature.

Ira Singhal, an IRS officer, topped the prestigious civil services examination, says she hopes that her feat will inspire people to have a different perspective when looking at girls, especially the differently-abled ones. She wants to be an IAS officer and do something for the benefit of physically challenged people.

“Irony is that on medical and physical grounds, I am not eligible to be an IRS, a clerk or even a sweeper, but the rules do allow me to become an IAS,” Singhal says.

The 29-year-old, who topped the examination in the general category despite being physically challenged, said she was “shocked and surprised” by her success.

“I suffer from scoliosis due to which my spine is curved. But my physical condition has never deterred me from pursuing my dreams,” she said.

Ira, an engineer from Delhi’s NSIT (Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology) and an MBA from FMS, had cleared the civil services examination in 2010 earlier and she was allotted to Indian Revenue Service but first the revenue department refused to give her a posting, and once it agreed, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) refused to give postings.

A total of 1,236 candidates have been recommended for appointment to IAS, IFS, IPS and central services in the results announced on Saturday afternoon. Women candidates have bagged all the three top slots in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination in this year.

Ira has topped the examination followed by Renu Raj and Nidhi Gupta, who have secured second and third positions respectively. Ira and Nidhi, who hail from Delhi, are Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) officers whereas, Renu Raj is a doctor by profession. She hails from Kerala.


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Sweeper Gujarat Stiches

Gujarat: Sweeper Seen On Camera Giving Stitches At Civil Hospital, Officials Say It Is An Usual Affair

Differently Abled Scribe Bangalore

Meet The Woman Who Has Written 681 Exams For Differently-Abled People For The Last 10 Years

Unemployment

More Than 2 Lakh Youth, Including MBA, Engineering Graduates Apply For Jobs Of Sweeper, Watchman

Police Inspector Sets Example By Asking A Sweeper To Hoist Flag For Republic Day

Sweeper Returns 1000 Rs Notes To Police

Sweeper Finds Bag Filled With 52 Rs 1,000 Notes, Hands It Over To The Police

Nine-Year-Old Son Of A Sweeper From Assam Selected For Football Training At A German Club

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

The New Academic Session Will Have 10% Quota In All Higher Education Institutions: Govt

News

Two Women Who Entered Sabarimala Temple Move To SC To Seek Protection; Court To Hear Plea Tomorrow

News

Meghalaya Illegal Mining: After 35 Days, 1 Of The 15 Trapped Miners Found Dead

News

#Strike4Hike: Police Detains Around 700 Protesting Research Scholars Demanding Pay Hike

My Social Responsibility

Compassion At Work: This Kolkata Team Is Independently Working To Give Stray Dogs A Healthy Life

Environment

Cities Lying In Coastal Areas Under Threat As Antarctica Melts Six Times Faster Than ’80s Says Report

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.