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India’s First Visually-Impaired IAS Officer Is Bokaro DC

Ranchi: The Jharkhand authorities has appointed visually-impaired 2007 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Rajesh Singh as Deputy Commissioner of Bokaro.

He’s the primary visually-impaired Deputy Commissioner within the state. Earlier, he was a particular secretary within the division of Larger and Technical Training.

Whereas Singh is acknowledged as a succesful and firebrand IAS officer, only a few folks know that Singh can be a superb cricketer. He has represented the Indian cricket group thrice within the visually-impaired World Cup cricket championships.

A resident of Govindpur in Dhanrua, Patna, Singh thanked Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren for entrusting him with the duty of a district, saying the chief minister has made us proud and impressed society.

In an interview with IANS, Singh stated his precedence is to develop rural areas. He intends to assist those that don’t attain the highest and are unable to talk for themselves.

On his keep in Patna and the way it mirrored on his work, he stated, “I come from a rural background, too. The rural area in my district will be benefited. The sensitivity, experience and attachment to rural problems are reflected in my personality which will benefit the people of the villages here.”

Singh has represented India within the Cricket World Cup organized for the visually impaired. He represented India within the World Cup cricket competitors in 1998, 2002 and 2006. His efficiency as a bowler was par excellence.

After his preliminary schooling at Mannequin Faculty in Dehradun, Singh transfer to Delhi and graduated from Delhi College and did his post-graduation from Jawaharlal Nehru College. He then handed the civil companies examination in 2007.

Initially assigned to the Assam, Meghalaya cadre, he moved to the Jharkhand cadre in 2016. His first posting was in Ranchi as joint secretary within the Division of Girls Baby Improvement and Social Safety.

Singh says he had fallen right into a properly in Patna when he was enjoying cricket as a baby and misplaced his eyesight. Nevertheless, he didn’t quit his childhood dream of changing into an IAS officer. He handed the civil companies examination in 2007 after combating a long-drawn authorized battle to change into the nation’s first visually-impaired IAS officer.

Singh has additionally authored ‘Putting Eye in IAS’, a guide depicting his wrestle to be an IAS officer, which was launched by former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan in 2017.


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