Women in Govt. Jobs who have made a difference

Society has no other tool for development more effective than the empowerment of a woman. Empowering women doesn’t mean giving power to women, but That’s why a particular day can’t be specific for them. Nevertheless, we need a specific date to salute their strength, struggle, and contribution to our society. March 8, 1975, was recognized by the United Nations as “International Women’s Day”.
The fight for women’s equality is a continuous phenomenon. Equality can seal their full freedom and self-reliance through their livelihood. Not only the government of the country needs to come forward for their self-reliance, but women should have to participate more in the government sector. In 1996 a 33% seat reservation bill was introduced in the Indian Parliament. Although passed in the Rajya Sabha, it is still not resolved in the Lower House. Out of the total 3 million 60 thousand workers in the country, only 3 lakh 36 thousand women are directly employed in government jobs. It is only 10% as a percentage. There is a great need to increase the participation of women in the workplace, especially in the public sector.
It is not that the phase of women’s participation in the government sector has started much later. Let’s take a look at the contribution of some impeccable women representatives in the government sector after our independence –
Kiran Bedi
Kiran Bedi is India’s first and one of the highest-ranking woman police officers. A self-taught feminist and a global icon, Kiran Bedi is known for her reformative policing and prison management. She joined the Indian Police Service back in 1972, emerging as a symbol of empowerment in a male-dominated nation. Kiran was born in a Punjabi household in 1949, She has always been erudite and a keen learner. She holds a doctorate in Social Sciences from IIT Delhi, and also completed her Masters in Political Science from the Delhi University.
In a career spanning 35 years, she held several positions of importance, including the Director-General, Bureau of Police Research and Development, before she opted for voluntary retirement.
In 2003, she also became the first Indian and first woman to be appointed as head of the United Nations Police, and Police Advisor in the United Nations Department of Peace Operations.
Anna Rajam Malhotra
Anna Rajam Malhotra was the first female Indian to hold the position in Indian Administrative Service from the 1951 batch. Malhotra was born in 1927 in a regarded family of Kerala and completed her graduation from Malabar Christian College in Calicut. Later she passed the Civil Service Examination in 1950.
From the beginning, she represented herself with a very strong & indomitable mentality. After getting success in IAS service, she had been forced to join foreign or central services as it is more suitable for a woman. She was firstly posted as a civil servant in Madras State. At that time the Chief Minister, C. Rajagopalachari was skeptical about posting a woman in the Sub-Collector position rather than offered her in the secretariat. Malhotra had taken training on horse riding, revolver-rifle shooting and insist the government post her as a sub-collector of Tirupattur in Madras State.
Malhotra was responsible for building India’s first computerized port, Nhava Sheva, in Mumbai and was also the first Malayali woman to hold a secretarial post in the central government. She was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1989.
Surekha Yadav
We Could never think a woman is driving a whole train in our country. It becomes true when Surekha Yadav has become the first Loco Pilot in 1988. Surekha was born in Maharastra in 1965 and studied Diploma in Electrical Engineering. She has been graduated (B.Sc) and then studied B.ed to become a school teacher.
In 1987, she cracked the Railway Recruitment Board exam and become a trainee assistant driver in 1986. From 1986 to 1988 she was full-fledged goods, train driver. She was also the first women driver of Deccan Queen, the prestigious central railway’s passenger train between Pune to CST.
Here are some more instances of our female students (Bijoyinee) who have achieved their dream overcoming all the obstacles and secured their career in the government sector.
Rituparna Ghosh
A popular saying goes by, “The Road to Success is never a Straight Line”, similar is the story of Rituparna Ghosh. After finishing her master’s in English, in the year 2014, she joined RICE Education, Midnapore centre, and as bright and determined as she was, there was none stopping her.
Having received support from both teaching and non-teaching faculties of RICE, Rituparna successfully cleared Staff Selection Commission – Combined Graduate Level Exam and is now working in the office of Comptroller & Auditor General of India, Dept of Indian Audit & Accounts. That being said, her accomplishments were not just limited to clearing SSC CGL Exam, she also cleared WBCS (Group C), Food Corporation of India & WBSSC CGL examinations, in a very limited time for preparatory.
Kudos to our Bijoyinee Rituparna Ghosh! More power to her.
Priyanka Hati
The secret to getting ahead is getting started early!
Priyanka Hati joined the RICE Education Residential Campus in the year 2015, immediately after her graduation. This gave her enough time to prepare and successfully crack the exam in 2 years’ time. Her indomitable mentality and tenacity have led him to the pinnacle of success.
Ms. Priyanka Hati has successfully cleared the WBCS-2017 GR-A (Exe.) exam to be appointed as Deputy Magistrate and Deputy Collector (DMDC) in Barasat. We have been gifted another “bijoyinee” in terms of her success.
Merina Yasmin
Our Bijoyinee Merina Yasmin from RICE H.O. (Belgharia) successfully cleared WBCS Group-C examination in her first attempt and is now working as a Deputy Assistant Director at Consumer Affairs & Fair Business Practices.
Hailing from a small town Narayanpur in Nadia district, Merina aspired to become a doctor when she was in 11th standard. With much enthusiasm and sky’s the limit aspiration, she joined a medical institute in order to pursue her doctor dream. But little did she knew that she was about to get married soon after completing her higher secondary. With marriage in the scene and her starting a new journey, her hopes to become a doctor faded with her dreams.
Though having received immense support from her husband and her in-laws, Merina continued to pursue her education and completed her Master’s in Physics so that she can appear for School Service Examination, except the opportunities were less at that time. But the desire to serve society had led to a friend who talked her into appearing for WBCS examination. With the same enthusiasm and aspiration, Merina joined RICE Education in the year 2017 and aced the WBCS examination as a Deputy assistant director of consumer affairs and fair business practices in her first attempt.