Some Lesser Known Facts About Smita Sabharwal
- Does Smita Sabharwal smoke?: No
- Does Smita Sabharwal drink alcohol?: No
- Smita Sabharwal is a 2001 Batch IAS officer from Telangana Cadre.
- She is the first lady IAS officer to be appointed to the Chief Minister’s Office and known as People’s Officer.
- She is one of the youngest aspirants to have cleared the Union Public Service Commission exam; securing All India 4th rank and opted for the IAS.
- Her first independent charge was as Sub-Divisional- Magistrate (SDM), Madanapally, and Chittoor which let her gain hands-on experience in Land Revenue Management & District Administration.
- During her tenure as Municipal Commissioner, Warangal, she introduced “Fund your City” scheme where a large number of public utilities such as Traffic Junctions, Foot-over bridges, Bus-stops, Parks were created with Public-Private partnership.
- As a District Collector, Karimnagar district, she has started a health initiative to improve institutional deliveries in the public sector popularly known as “Ammalalana”, it was successfully implemented in the district and today serves as a role model for many health initiatives of ‘high-risk pregnancy management targeting, IMR and MMR’ in NRHM of Government of India. This initiative was also nominated as one of the best initiatives for Prime Minister’s award for excellence in public administration.
- She has taken various initiatives to develop the public facilities of Karimnagar district. She also started a programme named as “Voter Panduga” to increase voting percentage.
- To keep a check of government health care program, she also monitored the government doctors through Skype, which has completely changed the scenario in the public health sector.
- She was awarded Chief Minister’s Award for the best district in 20 Point Flagship Programme in 2012-13.She has also received Indian Express Devi Award 2015, E-India (e-Health Category) Government Digital Initiative and Chief Minister’s Award for the best district in 21 Point Flagship Programme in 2011-12.
- She has given a wonderful speech about the empowerment of the women in society. Here you can check out her views.
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