List of 10 Best IAS Officers in India

“IAS officers are often seen as being very competent and well-respected by the people of India. Go through the post and Know the top IAS Officers of India 2023 who are working tirelessly for the country’s development”

The Indian Administrative Service is one of the most respected and powerful services in India. The IAS officers are the civil servants who are in charge of day-to-day administration of the country. They are the ones who help the government provide services to the people and deliver justice. It is true that all IAS officers are respected in India. However, there are a few officers who are especially appreciated for their commitment towards the society and country. We are going to discuss such officers in our list of Top 10 IAS officers in India 2023. Keep reading this post to know about these decorated IAS officers in India.

List of Top 10 IAS Officers in India in 2023

The Indian Administrative Service is a civil service of the Government of India. It is the executive arm of the Government of India and is responsible for the administration of India. It is one of the three All India Services or Indian Civil Services, along with the Indian Foreign Service and the Indian Revenue Service. Only a few out of lakhs of aspirants get able to clear this exam every year.  Here is our list of the top 10 most prestigious IAS Officers in 2023

1 Armstrong Pame
2 Anshul Mishra
3 Aruna Sundararajan
4 Dr. Samit Sharma
5 Krishna Gopal Tiwari
6 Smitha Sabharwal
7 Hari Chandana Dasari
8 Raj Yadav
9 Jitendra Kumar Soni
10 Ashok Khemka

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Armstrong Pame

Armstrong Pame is an IAS officer of the Zeliangrong community from Manipur. As an IAS officer, he has been working in the North Eastern state of Manipur since 2009. His work has helped in building schools, roads, hospitals and other facilities in the area. Pame has also initiated programs like vocational training, skill development and job placement to help the youth in the area. This is the reason why the people of Manipur also call him “Miracle Man”. One of the major achievements of his career is building a 100 km road in one of the most remote parts of the state with the help of the local public. He has already received awards like the Most Eminent IAS Officer Award in 2015 and India’s distinguished IAS Officers Award in 2021.

Anshul Mishra

Anshul Mishra

Anshul Mishra is also one of the top IAS officers currently serving in 2023. He became famous when he worked as the collector of Madurai, Tamil Nadu in 2012-13. He made a lot of significant changes to the system during his tenure. Soon after getting charge as a collector he launched a Facebook page and started resolving citizen’s problems directly. He got transferred in 2013. But, not before making a large number of improvements to the system. The people of Madurai still remember his tenure and respect him. He is certainly one of the inspirations for the youth of Tamil Nadu.

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Aruna Sundararajan

Aruna Sundararajan

Aruna Sundararajan is an Indian Administrative Services officer of Kerala Cadre. Sundararajan has been in the news for her work in the development of e-governance in Kerala. Even Forbes magazine praised her by writing that she is an IAS officer who thinks like a businesswoman. She also played an important role in the development of the state during her tenure as IT Secretary in Kerala. Another achievement of Aruna is the Kudumbashree Project. This female-empowerment project is helping a large number of poor girls and women even today. She is an inspiration for young girls looking to become an IAS someday.

Dr. Samit Sharma

Dr. Samit Sharma

Dr. Samit Sharma has been a part of the Indian Administrative Services for more than 15 Years. He has served in various capacities as a civil servant, including as the District Magistrate of Chittorgarh and the Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) in Jodhpur. Dr. Sharma is currently working as a Commissioner, Labour Department and Managing Director, Rajasthan Skill & Livelihoods Development Corporation (R.S.L.D.C.), Jaipur. He has been instrumental in implementing various initiatives to improve governance in India. In the year 2009, Dr. Samit Sharma was transferred because he didn’t stand up to welcome an MLA. However, he kept fighting for his rights and earned the respect of citizens. He received the Excellence in Public Administration award for his services.

Krishna Gopal Tiwari

Krishna Gopal Tiwari

A good leader is one who inspires a team to work together. Krishna Gopal Tiwari, the first blind IAS officer of India, is a perfect example of what it means to be a leader. He is an inspiration for people with disabilities in India and abroad. He was born in a small village to a poor farmer in Madhya Pradesh. Against all odds, Krishna Gopal Tiwari cleared the IAS exam on his third attempt with an overall rank of 142. He was first among the candidates with some kind of physical deformity. Currently, he is the District Collector of Umaria in Madhya Pradesh.

Smitha Sabharwal

Smitha Sabharwal 

Smitha Sabharwal is an Indian Administrative Service officer and a social entrepreneur who is also called the “People’s Officer”.  She got a reputation as a fantastic officer when she was working as the Municipal Commissioner at Warangal.  During her tenure, she launched the “Fund Your City” scheme.  This project focuses on how to get people to contribute towards the city’s development. Under this scheme, she was able to build a large number of public utilities such as bus stops, foot-over bridges, traffic signals, etc. She also involved private sector companies in the development of the city.

Smitha Sabharwal is also the first lady IAS Officer to be appointed to the Chief Minister’s Office. Currently, she is working as Secretary to the CM, Government of Telangana with additional charge as Secretary, Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Department (Mission Bhagiratha Department).

Hari Chandana Dasari

Hari Chandana Dasari

Many of us will consider ourselves lucky to get a job in a cozy European city. But, Hari Chandana Dasari was different. She left her job at BP Shell, London to pursue her dream of becoming an IAS. Previously, she also worked at the World Bank. Her father always wanted her to study in the field of administration and work for the betterment of society by becoming an IAS. Hari has always been motivated by her father’s dream and worked hard towards making his dream a reality.

Raj Yadav

Raj Yadav

Raj Yadav is an IAS officer who has been working in the Sikkim government for the last two decades. In his career, he has taken the initiative to develop some of the remotest villages in Sikkim. He has been a part of a successful project which brought electricity to the villages of northeast India. As a result of these projects, the villagers have been able to achieve unprecedented development in these villages. Raj Yadav is an inspiration to all young people who are looking to work in government and also for those who want to be a part of the development process.

One of the major schemes launched by Raj was DAAV (District Administration’s Adopted Village). This scheme was instrumental in changing the lives of thousands of people living in north-eastern India.

Jitendra Kumar Soni

Jitendra Kumar Soni

Mr. Jitendra Kumar Soni is an Indian Administrative Service officer who is also a novelist and a translator. He has written many famous novels. For his contribution to the field of literature, he has won the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar in 2016. He joined the Indian Administrative Service in Rajasthan Cadre.  He is known for his “Abhiyaas Ujaas” campaign that drastically improved the lives of people living in Nagaur district. The project electrified about 1000 non-electrified government schools with the help of CSR funds and local donors. Interestingly, he also won the civilian lifesaving award Jeevan Raksha Padak for saving eight lives. The better India platform selected him in the top 10 IAS officers of India.

Ashok Khemka

Ashok Khemka

If you have an interest in Indian politics then you might know Ashok Khemka. He is an IAS officer of the 1991 batch. He has been one of the most vocal critics of the Indian government and has been fighting corruption since he was appointed as an officer. Ashok became famous when he canceled the mutation of Rober Vadra’s (son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi) illegal land deal in Gurgaon. Born in Kolkata, Khemka is an Engineering Graduate from IIT Kharagpur. Till now, he has been transferred 54 times. He even received death threats for his activism but has never given up.

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  1. Shiba. Narayan padhi

    I had the oppertunity to work with mr
    Sankaran ( SL no 7) at Agartala for 12months during 1981-82.i was g m milk union on deputation from National dairy develoemt board ,anand,gujarat.he was like s rishi with Ia s clothes.i have worked with 40 I a s in 6 Indian states

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