Friday, October 24, 2014

Why Tripura chief secretary’s appreciation for this young IAS means more

Ajit Kumar Yadav, IAS
Ajit Kumar Yadav, IAS, currently working as a sub-divisional magistrate in Tripura’s Dhalai district has recently got appreciation from state chief secretary G Kameswar Rao. The chief secretary, a 1983 batch IAS officer, calls Yadav efficient, energetic and dedicated. But Yadav, as some of you may remember, is not just another administrative officer. Unlike his peers, he had to struggle more to join as an IAS even after getting selected as IAS...
Yadav, originally hailing from a Haryana village, lost his eye-sight when he was five-year-old. His loss of vision was the result of an acute diarrhoea that he had suffered from. But Yadav pursued his studies and always came first in class.
Now as SDM in Dhalai district, Yadav has come into limelight for mooting an innovative idea of launching a website for those who don’t have eye-sight. As reported in Times of India, Tripura chief secretary Rao expressed happiness that he got such as dedicated officer in the newly formed sub-division of the state’s most backward district. “He may not be blessed with eyesight, but his vision to run the administration is no less sharp than any one of us,” Rao was quoted as saying in that news report.
The new website, that Yadav is anchoring, is likely to use the same software which he currently uses in his mobile and laptop. According to reports, this software aids Yadav to identify the caller from his phone's contact list.
An MA in political science from Delhi University’s Ramjas College, he was an assistant professor in Shyamlal college before getting selected as an IAS.
Even after clearing civil service examination, Yadav did not get his appointment letter as IAS. He had to approach the central administrative tribunal (CAT) after he was offered a post in the Indian Railways Personnel Service. The CAT finally gave a favourable verdict that ultimately made him an IAS officer. 


  1. Tripura is a North-Eastern state in India. In all North East states and as well as few others "also attached to CM's office:", the Chief Secretary is rank equivalent to Additional Secretary (GOI) and Principal Secretary equivalent to Joint Secretary (GOI).

  2. Commendable work by Ajit Kumar Yadav, IAS.