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First IAS officer, Anna Rajam Malhotra passed away on 17th September 2018



After Independence, the country's first IAS officer, Anna Rajam Malhotra, died on 17 September 2018 at his residence in Andheri, Mumbai. He was 91 years old.

Anna Rajam Malhotra played a key role in many important positions in the country and contributed to the progress of the country. During his deputation to the Central Government, he got the job of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT).

Anna Rajam Malhotra is the first Indian woman to join the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) He is a 1951 batch IAS officer. He chose the Madras cadre and served the Madras State under the leadership of then Chief Minister C. Rajagopalachari.

The Indian Administrative Service is one of the all-India services. Its officer is an officer of All India Administrative Services. Direct recruitment in the Indian Administrative Service is done through the Civil Services Examination organized by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and allotment is done to the states by the Indian government.

IAS officers work on strategic and important positions in Central Government, State Governments and Public Sector Undertakings. Like other countries after the government's Westminster system, in the form of permanent bureaucracy in India, the IAS is an integral part of the Indian government's executive and therefore provides neutrality and continuity to the administration.


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