New Delhi: IAS Tejasvi Rana has gained momentum after her sudden transfer. She believes that this development is a consequence of issuing a challan to a car that is owned by a man who works for an MLA. The MLA was also travelling in the vehicle when Rana issued the challan.
Rana is a sub-division officer in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh. On the same day, Rana reached the vegetable market and reprimanded the merchants for not following social distancing and when the merchants showed their pass, Rana tore it. The Rajasthan government late Tuesday transferred Rana to the post of Joint Chief Executive Officer, Health Insurance Agency. Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has termed this action of the government as unfortunate, while Rajasthan BJP President Satish Poonia said that the government is targeting officers doing good work.
Tejasvi Rana: Who secured the 12the rank in UPSC
Rana had secured the 12th rank at the national level in UPSC examination. Interestingly, she did not join any coaching for the exam, instead, she preferred to prepare at home. Moreover, she cracked the examination in just one year’s preparation. On June 1, 2017, when the UPSC had announced its result then Rana was the more talked about personality in Haryana’s Kurukshetra, which is her native place. Born to Prof. Kuldeep Rana and Dr Sunita Rana, Tejasvi did all the preparation online.
Her father is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Kurukshetra University.
Why Rana opted for the UPSC?
After completing schooling from DAV Senior Secondary School in Kurukshetra, Rana went to IIT Kanpur to do B.Sc Economics. Tejaswi, who did her B.Tech from IIT Kanpur, told the reason for going for UPSC exam was also interesting. Rana said that IAS officers used to come to the program many times in the college, their talk and decision-making ability made me decide that she would prepare for the UPSC.
In the year 2015, Rana appeared in the exam for the first time, but could not prepare so much at that time. A few days before the bachelor’s degree examinations were over, hence, she could not prepare well. But she did not lose hope and cracked the examination in another attempt.
‘Want to work for the nation’
Rana’s mission was not only to become an IAS but to serve the nation by using her position. She wants to create a model so that other youth like her can come forward to contribute to the all-round development of India.