Story of two women IAS officers of Rajasthan, who ensured better healthcare and education for tribals

You don’t need a magic wand to become successful in life. All that you require is the willingness to succeed, the will to do things, the ability to move on and the perseverance to try even when there are many challenges ahead.

Meet Dr. Manju Jakhar and Dr. Shubh Mangla, two women IAS officers from Rajasthan, are working hard to improve the education system and healthcare of Udaipur district in Rajasthan. They are also specialized in gynecology. They are constantly making personal efforts for the welfare of women in tribal areas. In the backward tribal areas of Udaipur, these two women IAS officers are now identified as Jiji.

Posted as IAS officers in the district, both women officers have changed the system into a model one, where tribal people get full access to better healthcare and education. Both officers are engaged in ensuring opportunities for tribal women from health to education. They are also ensuring a quality education for privileged children. When they came to know the situation of the children from economically weaker sections of the society, they decided to bring change for them so that they don’t suffer painful experience anymore in their lives.

Apart from administrative work, both officers also take care of the health of women and children. Even after 72 years of independence, People in the tribal area of Udaipur division do not set out of their house after six in the evening, but these women officers are working day and night and fulfilling their duties. Due to their work, both officers have become so popular that tribal women consider them as members of their family.

Dr. Manju Jakhar, a 2016 batch IAS officer, is a resident of Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. She dreamed of working for the welfare of tribals while she was pursuing her graduation. After getting medical education, first she worked as a doctor in Teg Bahadur Hospital in Delhi and then tried her luck in the UPSC exam. She gave everything to crack the exam and secured 59th rank in UPSC Civil Services exam


After clearing the UPSC exam

, Dr. Manju Jakhar took a vow to work among tribal women. She was posted in the tribal area of Lassadia in Udaipur district. Dr. Manju said that When she reached Lassadia for the first time, she was stunned to see that the ration dealers were providing only half the ration material to the tribals. She found that employees of the bank were not performing their duties honestly, Doctors were not going to hospitals for many days. But Dr. Manju Jakhar and Dr. Shubh Mangla both solved all problems one by one.

Today, many youths get inspired by these two IAS officers. They both deserve all the appreciation.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.