Do you know who is the First Lady IAS, IPS and IFS officer of India? In this article, we will talk about these these officers & how they achieved this fate.

Civil Services is considered as one of the most reputed career objectives in India. Every civil servant should have the career objective to perform certain duties. And take certain responsibilities necessary for the development of the county.

Considering the fact that there is huge competition in the field of civil services . Still women are setting their benchmark in this field and are setting an example for young girls.

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India’s First Lady IAS Officer – Anna Rajam Malhotra 

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Beginning of her career and achievements

It was in the year of 1951 when our nation was blessed with the first IAS Lady Officer. She is known as Anna Rajam Malhotra.

She has proven her worth in the field of civil services and has served the nation with all the vital aspects necessary for the development of the nation. Moreover, She was also awarded with Padma Bhushan in 1989

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Educational Background

This famous lady was always in the merit list during her school days. Anna Rajam Malhotra completed her schooling from Kozhikode and further pursued her graduation from Madras University.

Areas of work and contribution 

As an IAS Officer she opted for Madras Cadre and served the Madras government. Further she also served for Rajiv Gandhi. She’s also known for her work contribution in the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust ( JNPT). She also served as chairperson of the organization.

In September 2018, The First Lady IAS Officer India, at the age of 91, left us.

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First IPS Officer of India – Kiran Bedi

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Beginning of her career

Kiran Bedi is an inspirational woman who has set her benchmark in our nation. She started to serve the nation as a civil servant in 1975 and served the nation for 35 years. She has served in Goa , Delhi and Mizoram as an IPS officer. Further, she has served as Assistant Superintendent of Police in Delhi.

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Educational Background

She graduated in BA ( Honors ) English from Government College for Women situated in Amritsar. Subsequently, while completing her graduation, she was awarded with Cadet Officer Award in 1968.

Achievements and Contributions for development of the nation

One of the most important contributions by Kiran Bedi is the establishment of Navjyoti Delhi Police Foundation. This organization works on providing free education to kids in slums and also provides free treatment to drug and alcohol addicts. 

Presently, the first Lady IPS Officer, Kiran Bedi, is serving as the Governor of Puducherry.

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Let’s talk about first IFS Officer of India – Chonira Belliappa Muthamma

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Her career and achievements

Chonira Belliappa Muthamma was one of those gutsy women from the field of civil services as she was the first women to join Indian Foreign Services.

Her success story doesn’t end here. Moreover, she was also chosen as the first woman to join Indian diplomat services and Indian Ambassador for women.

Educational Background

During her graduation from Christian College (Chennai), she was awarded with a triple gold medal. And further after her post graduation Chonira Belliappa Muthamma cleared her UPSC examinations in 1948.

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Abolishment of gender biasing 

It wouldn’t be wrong if we call her ‘ Iron Lady of India ‘. As she worked very hard to achieve her goal. She abolished the factor of gender biasing. Furthermore, Chonira Belliappa Muthamma became one of those gutsy women who have set a benchmark in the field of Indian Foreign Services.

However, In 2009, at the age of 85, she died.


These Lady IAS, IPS and IFS officers are a real inspiration for female Civil Services Aspirants. They have shown that girls are no less than men. If they can achieve this fate at a time when society was filled with stereotypes, so, you can too achieve it.


  1. Dear sir,
    It would have been nice if you would have added the 1st lady IFS-Indian Forest Service officer.
    We could have learned more about the challenges she faced during her journey, which can be the inspiration for most of the IFS aspirants!


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