Famous IAS Officers List:- During British Raj, the foundation Indian Civil Services was laid by the Warren Hasting, after that Charles Cornwallis reformed and modernized the Indian Civil Services and divided it into covenanted (only British personnel at higher posts of government) and uncovenanted Indians at the lower post of the administration) Civil Services. From that time to till India has got many intelligent and genius IAS officers. In this article we will include only famous IAS officers list of modern era.
At Present Union Civil Services of India are classified into two types, All India Civil Services and Central Civil Services (Group A). All India Services includes Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Indian Forest Service, Indian Police Service. Central Services include group A Administration of Union Government like Archaeological Service, Central Engineering Service, Central Health Service, Indian Railway Traffic Service, Central Secretariat Service, Indian Audit and Accounts Service etc. Famous IAS Officers List is given below.
Famous IAS Officers List
The list of some famous IAS officers of India with their batch and other details is given below.
|1.||Ashok Khemka||1991||Khemka is known for his role in exposing the land scam involving a relative of one of India’s powerful politicians. He has therefore been transferred 45 times in 23 years. An IIT graduate, Khemka is a 1991 batch IAS officer.|
He has received death threats and also faced charge sheets against him for his unwavering stand against corruption in high places.
|2||Smitha Sabharwal||2001||Smita Sabharwal is the first lady IAS to be appointed to the Chief Minister Office, which is indeed an inspiration to all. She is known as “People’s Officer” and is best known for her “Fund Your City” project during her tenure as Municipal Commissioner, Warangal where a large number of public utilities such as traffic junctions, foot-over bridges, bus stops, parks were created by the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Smita Sabharwal is also known as the ‘People’s Officer’. Smita Sabharwal served as the District Collector of Karimnagar district in Andhra Pradesh, where her work brought her laurels. While serving as the Municipal Commissioner at Warangal, she introduced “Fund your City” scheme where a large number of public utilities like Foot over bridges, Traffic Junctions, Parks, Bus-stops, were constructed with Public-Private Partnership.|
|3||Krishna Gopal Tiwari||Krishna Gopal Tiwari is India’s first visually challenged collector and now the District Collector of Umaria in Madhya Pradesh. This IAS officer sets a model and provides motivation to thousands of the country’s differently-abled.|
|4||B. Chandrakala||Popularly known as the feisty District Magistrate of Bulandhshahar, she is popular among the people for taking a tough stand against corruption and irregularities in the government functioning.|
|5||Durga Shakti Nagpal||IAS Durga Shakti Nagpal is widely known for her rampant decision-making and honesty. A 2010 batch IAS officer, even as a trainee IAS officer, she exposed a land scam in Mohali. She moved to the UP cadre in 2011 as the SDM of Sadar, Noida. Here also, she took on the sand mafia involved in illegal sand mining of the Yamuna and Hindon river banks.|
She was suspended by the state government on flimsy grounds because of her brave fight against the sand mafia. There was a lot of public backlash against the government who revoked the suspension later. Nagpal is currently the OSD (Officer on Special Duty) to the Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister of India.
|6||Hari Chandana Dasari||Hari Chandana Dasari is known for her ‘green revolution’ in Hyderabad, where she initiated several plastic recycling initiatives and welfare programs. She is currently posted as the Collector and DM of Telangana’s Narayanpet District. Dasari has implemented numerous schemes during her various stints, such as Pet Parks, She Toilets, She Marts, Feed The Need (where refrigerators are installed across the city so that donors can place food inside from where the needy can pick them up), Give and Share, etc. She has also been selected for the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award for Innovations (2020)|
Currently posted as the Collector and DM of Telangana’s Narayanpet District, Dasari has implemented numerous celebrated schemes during her various stints, such as Pet Parks, She Toilets, She Marts, Feed The Need (where refrigerators are installed across the city so that donors can place food inside from where the needy can pick them up), Durgam Cheruvu Rejuvenation, Give and Share, etc. Dasari was also instrumental in getting drones to fight dengue by having them spray disinfectants to eliminate mosquitoes.
|7||Aruna Sundararajan||Aruna Sundararajan is the Kerala cadre IAS officer who played a significant role in the development of e-governance in Kerala. She is best was described by Forbes magazine as ‘an IAS officer who thinks like a businesswoman’. She also headed the Kudumbashree Project, which is a female-oriented, community-based, poverty reduction project of the Government of Kerala, and now it is a shining example of women’s empowerment for working-class women. This Kerala cadre IAS officer was described by Forbes magazine as ‘an IAS officer who thinks like a businesswoman’|
As IT secretary she played a significant role in the development of e-governance in Kerala. She also headed the Kudumbashree project, today which is a shining example of women’s empowerment, creating sustainable employment prospects for working-class women.
|8||Armstrong Pame||The 2010 batch IAS officer is popularly known as the “Miracle Man”. Mr. Pame is the first IAS officer from Zeme Tribe of the Naga Peoples. Originally from the Tamenglong district of Manipur, Armstrong Pame is known as the ‘Miracle Man’ who build a 100 km long road famously known as the “Peoples’ Road” connecting Manipur to Nagaland and Assam. The toughest part about his achievement is that he built the “Peoples’ Road” without any financial help from the government.|
|9||Vinod Rai||S officer that has made it to the front pages of newspapers for exposing corruption and taking on the irregularities in government functioning|
|10||O. P. Choudhary||2005||Choudhary came into the limelight when he established an education city for tribal in South Bastar when he was a collector of Dantewada. He was later posted as commissioner of the municipal corporation of Raipur and later became director of public relations, a post that holds immense importance for the government and chief minister.|
|11||Anshul Mishra||As the collector of Madurai, Anshul Mishra made some significant changes in the system. He took the charge in 2012, soon after which he launched a Facebook page to interact with the public and address their grievances. His tenure ended in 2013, but before that he successfully rectified a major chunk of the issues that needed immediate attention.|
|12||Dr. Samit Sharma||Many of us would remember watching him on Aamir Khan’s popular show Satyameva Jayate, where he was appreciated for his contribution to a generic medicine project. His aim had always been to make generic drugs affordable and available for every Indian.|
|13||U. Sagayam||His non-tolerant attitude towards corruption got him transferred 20 times in his 20-year tenure. Sagayam became the first civil servant who declared his assets. Under his leadership, extensive investigations were conducted on illegal mining of granite in Madurai and the findings brought many politicians and businessmen under the scanner. In addition, he seized as many as 5000 subsidized cylinders that were wrongly used in commercial places. He is distinguished for his fight against corruption. He was also the first IAS officer to make his assets public.|
|14||Raj Yadav||Raj Yadav, a 2009-batch IAS officer, tried to change that. He launched an initiative to develop some of the remotest villages in Sikkim, which suffered from chronic issues such as irregular power supply, lack of government-funded educational institutions, the absence of basic architecture, etc. In 2014 when Yadav was appointed as South Sikkim’s District Magistrate, he launched the District Administration Aslptes Village (DAAV) initiative for adopting and developing villages.|
|15||Awanish Sharan||Students in India are made to believe that the rest of their lives depend upon how well they perform at their Boards. But while it’s a great thing to be good at academics, it’s not the be-all and end-all of our lives. One can be a great leader even without great grades, as exemplified by Awanish Sharan, who received only 44% in his 10th and had average grades for the rest of his career. Sharan proves that a person must not be judged for how well they performed at school; we’re capable of great things regardless of our marks.|
|16||Jitendra Kumar Soni||Soni is also a novelist and a translator, and a good one at that – he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar in 2016. Soni has been credited with bringing a swarm of positive change throughout Rajasthan. He initiated a campaign to better the architectural designs to make them accessible to the disabled in Jhalawar. In Nagaur, he initiated “Abhiyaan Ujaas”, a campaign to electrify almost a thousand non-electrified government schools.|
|17||Umakant Umrao||Umakant Rao was posted in Madhya Pradesh at Dewas, a place that had been feeling under the pressure of decades-long drought and scarce supply of freshwater, instead of accepting defeat, he came up with a brilliant idea that changed the face of Dewas. He encouraged large-scale farmers to build a pond in a small part of their land, that would not only benefit them for irrigation but would also sustain smaller farmers around their land. With this initiative, there are now more than 16000 ponds across 60-80 acres of land in Dewas, with over 1000 farmers earning more than 25 lakhs a year.|
|18||D Subbarao||A 1972 IAS officer of the Andhra Pradesh cadre, Subbarao was the 22nd Governor of the RBI. He even expounded a theory on the New Trilemma of Central Bankers, called the ‘Holy Trinity’ as against the ‘Impossible Trinity’ of Robert Mundell and Marcus Fleming. He was the first person to review Stephen Hawking’s celebrated book, ‘A Brief History of Time’. Dr Subbarao received a PhD in economics from the Andhra University in 1998 for his thesis, ‘Fiscal Reforms at the Sub-national Level’.|
|19||Rajni Sekhri Sibal||This Haryana cadre 1986 batch officer is currently the Secretary of the Department of Fisheries of the GOI. As Director, Primary Education in the state, Sibal withstood pressure from the government and exposed the JBT recruitment scam.|
In this scam, the teachers’ selection lists were changed to give jobs to those candidates who had paid bribes. When asked to be a party to this fraud, Sibal locked and sealed the almirah containing the original list with thick cotton bandages in the presence of her junior officers She also asked them to sign the bandages in different places and take photographs for proof. She was transferred but in the CBI investigation, later on, the Chief Minister of Haryana was also found guilty.
|20||Santha Sheela Nair||An IAS officer of the 1973 batch, Nair is known as an administrator par excellence. She was recently appointed (post-retirement) the Officer on Special Duty at the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s office before she quit.|
Various positions she has held include Vice-Chairperson of the Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission (2011 – 16), Secretary (Steel and Drinking Water Supply, centre), Secretary in the Tamil Nadu government (Rural Development, Municipal Administration and Water Supply).
|21||Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya||Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya (1947 - 26 August 2019) was the second woman officer in Indian Police Service (IPS) in India, the first being Kiran Bedi a 1973 batch IPS officer, she was the first woman to become Director General of Police of a state and retired on 31 October 2007 after 33 years of service. She then turned to politics and ran as a candidate of Aam Aadmi Party from Haridwar, Uttarakhand in the 2014 Indian general election|
|22||Tina Dabi||The IAS Topper of 2015 batch, Fist ever scheduled caste (ST) woman tom secure 1st rank in IAS exam. Tina Dabi got married to his batchmate Athar Aamir khan, and got divorced after 2 years of marriage in 2020, She got married again to IAS officer Pradeep Gawande. Currently she is District Collector & Magistrate at Jaisalmer Rajasthan. She is active at social media and in limelight for her marriages.|
IAS Toppers List from 1972 to 2023
Complete List of UPSC toppers from 1972 to 2023 is given below.
|Topper (1st rank holders)||Sate||Year|
|Shruti Sharma||Uttar Pradesh||2021|
|Haritha V Kumar||Kerala||2012|
|S Divyadharsini||Tamil Nadu||2010|
|Shah Faesal||Jammu & Kashmir||2009|
|Shubhra Saxena||Uttar Pradesh||2008|
|Adapa Karthik||Andhra Pradesh||2007|
|Mutyalaraju Revu||Andhra Pradesh||2006|
|S Nagarajan||Tamil Nadu||2004|
|Alok Ranjan Jha||Bihar||2001|
|Sorabh Babu||Uttar Pradesh||1999|
|Sunil Kumar Barnwal||Bihar||1996|
|Iqbal Dhaliwal||Tamil Nadu||1995|
|Shri Anurag Srivastava||Uttar Pradesh||1992|
|Raju Narayana Swamy||Kerala||1991|
|Lakshmi Narayana||Andhra Pradesh||1990|
|Shashi Prakash Goyal||Uttar Pradesh||1989|
|Dr. Hrishikesh Panda||Odisha||1979|
|Javed Usmani||Uttar Pradesh||1977|
|Duvvuri Subbarao||Andra Pradesh||1972|
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IAS Officers List 2023
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