RIP Anna Rajam Malhotra: The first Woman IAS officer..

Another torchbearer passed away.

Anna Rajam Malhotra (wiki profile) was Independent India’s first woman IAS officer. SHe was asked to take up IFS which was seen more suited to women. Apparently there were rules which said if the woman married on being an IAS, she had to quit the job! But obviously Anna fought all these rules and biases. Better India has a more detailed profile.

She married another IAS, R.N. Malhotra who became the 17th Governor of RBI (04 February 1985 – 22 December 1990).

I just checked to figure whether there is an autobiography/biography of Ms. Anna. Could not fine one. I hope she has written something about her experiences which will help inspire the future generations…


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