Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Gauri Prashar Joshi: The IAS officer who reached home at 3 am with blood stain on her clothes; 10 Things to Know

IN THE last couple of days, social media has been abuzz with the way an IAS officer — Ms Gauri Prashar Joshi — handled the situation when followers of Sirsa Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim turned violent, forcing even the cops to flee from the scene. All had happened at Haryana’s Panchkula on Friday soon after Ram Rahim was convicted of rape. Ms Joshi who is Panchkula’s deputy commissioner and is also the mother of an 11-month-old, had minor injuries, reaching home as late as 3 in the morning, with blood stains on her clothes. Want to know more about this brave lady IAS officer? Here are 10 things to know about her:
1. Gauri Prashar Joshi is a 2009 batch Odisha cadre IAS. 
2. She has been the deputy commissioner of Panchkula since mid-January this year.
3. Earlier, she had worked as a director of Haryana Tourism. She also worked in the housing board of Panchkula. 
4. She has currently been on a deputation to Haryana cadre. 
5. In Odisha, she had worked as sub-collector in Kalahandi district and then the project director in District Rural Dev Agency (DRDA), Kalahandi. 
6. The 36-year-old IAS is a graduate from St. Stephens college, and is a post-graduate in English literature from Delhi University. 
7. The officer also completed a course on journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi.
8. She cleared the Civil Services Examination, 2008, and secured the All-India Rank of 60 qualifying for IAS.
9. She is married to a Haryana cadre IAS — Ajit Balaji Joshi of 2003 batch. He is the deputy commissioner of Chandigarh.
10. Her father was an influential bureaucrat in Haryana and worked as the chief adviser of former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. 

1 comment:

  1. Why is it that IAS officer’s are always hogging limelight without doing much. They are being depicted as larger than life whereas ground position is their performance is ordinary and routine. Correct and true facts need to be stated.