Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 15: Pranjal Patil, the country’s first visually challenged woman IAS officer, took charge as sub collector of Thiruvananthapuram District on Monday.
Hailing from Maharashtra, she was the first visually challenged IAS official appointed in Kerala cadre. Pranjal Patil cracked the UPSC exams in the second attempt and stood 124th in the country. Later, she was appointed as the Assistant Collector at Ernakulam District on May 28 this year.
The woman officer was received at the collectorate here by officials including Senior Superintendent of RDO office, TS Anil Kumar.
Country’s first visually challenged woman IAS officer takes charge in Kerala