The lists of the IAS and the IPS officer is never-ending. Following the traditional belief of having secured job security and in-kind financial backup. Many students give the UPSC examination every year hoping to clear it in the first attempt. However, the journey is not as smooth and as simple as it seems. Surely, it was not kind to Deepak Rawat either.

Only the aspirants who have gained a piece of tremendous knowledge and have the ability to exercise it in situations are able to crack it. Moreover, when it comes to serving the nation, only the true country-lover can do so. the IAS officer Deepak Rawat is one such personality who cleared the UPSC exam with sheer hard work and dedication to serve the nation.

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IAS Deepak Rawat Biography

IAS Deepak Rawat Childhood Pic

Deepak Rawat, a native of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand was born on 24th September 1977. 

Coming from a modest stable family from Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, Deepak never thought of becoming an IAS officer his entire childhood. During his childhood days, he used to collect old scarp items like wristwatches, old broken utensils, etc. In fact, he was so much fascinated by this hobby of his that he decided to become a scrap dealer in the future.

Deepak completed his schooling from St. Georges College Barlowganj in Mussoorie. Recalling his school days, he also talks of his interest in electronic gadgets. He was a day-dreamer who every now and then aspired to become something in the future. Driven by his love for electronic gadgets, his father even talked to a known shopkeeper to hire Deepak as a salesperson.  

When he was in Mussoorie, he curiously watched the buses of the IAS cadre trainee going to and from the academy. For his high school studies, Deepak wanted to join the humanities field, however, his family compelled him to take science.  This was the common educational practice that he followed. 

During his college days, he met his partner Vijeta Singh. Soon after pursuing his UPSC dream, he got married to Vijeta.

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IAS Deepak Rawat’s Educational Journey

For completing his graduation, this future IAS aspirant joined the Hansraj College, Delhi University. This is when fate turned its coin and Deepak met a lot of Bihari’s who were the UPSC aspirants. Since it’s a tradition to join the UPSC studies in Bihar, Deepak developed the same interest over time. While doing his post-graduation in Political Science from JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University), he started his preparation for the civil services. He did his M.Phil from JNU itself. 

When Deepak was 24, his father stopped giving him money to carry out his expenses. This is where his independent lifestyle started. Soon the JRF results were out, he started getting 8000/- rupees as a monthly stipend and this helped him to carry out his expenses. 

Deepak Rawat, even after thorough practice and hard work, could not crack the UPSC Civil Services exam in his first two attempts.  However, these failures could not temper his determination of becoming an IAS officer. He cracked the examination in his third attempt successfully. However, being accepted for the IRS and not IAS, he prepared again and grabbed what he desired in the year 2007. He then completed his training from Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. 

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Deepak Rawat IAS Career

IAS Deepak rawat with his wife vijeta singh enjoying
IAS Deepak Rawat with his wife Vijeta Singh

Deepak Rawat became the IAS officer of Uttarakhand cadre. Served the nation at various designations starting from the District Magistrate of Bageshwar in 2011. Later, to the District Magistrate of HARIDWAR in 2017. 

In between, he performed the following roles:-

-He exercised his powers as the managing director of Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam in 2012.

-Later on, he took over as the District Magistrate (DM) of Nainital from 2014 to 2017. 

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The controversial aspects of IAS Deepak Rawat

The year 2018 came with a shock for him. In 2018, the charges for attempt to murder was pressed against him. He was accused of physical assault of beating a priest inside a church mercilessly. Moreover, he was accused of hurting the religious beliefs of the people in Haridwar. 

In 2018, CJI Ranjan Gogoi warned him not to act against the Supreme Court’s order. Reportedly, he and his junior associate, Nikita Khandelwal took a demolition inspection drive in the village of Jaurasi. This was held against as violating the rights of the courtroom procedure.  

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Some facts

1) Anil Kumar Raturi, DGP, and the senior IPS officer of Uttarakhand have been his neighbor in Mussoorie.

2) IAS Deepak Rawat has two children- a son, and a daughter.

3) His wife Vijeta Singh, worked as the Metropolitan Magistrate at Patiala House Court in Delhi.

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