Swadha has recently received the ‘Bhoomi Samman-2023’ from the President.

Clearing UPSC is among the most arduous tasks a person must undertake. It requires not only a lot of hard work but also a passion for success. Today, we’ll introduce you to an officer who succeeded in clearing the UPSC with just two months of preparation.

Swadha Dev Singh, an IAS officer of the Odisha cadre, hails from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. She was honored with the ‘Bhoomi Samman-2023’ by President Draupadi Murmu on Tuesday at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.

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The Bhoomi Samman was awarded for outstanding performance in digitizing land records under the Digital India Land Records Modernization Program of the Ministry. Its aim is to resolve land management and land-related disputes.

After completing her early education in Banaras, Swadha Dev Singh graduated from Lady Shri Ram College and Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. In the year 2014, in the UPSC Civil Services Examination (UPSC Civil Services Exam), Swadha secured the 66th rank in All India in her first attempt.

Currently serving as the collector of Raigarh district in Odisha, Swadha’s husband is also an IAS officer. She married IAS Samarth Verma, the collector of Puri, earlier this year. This marked her second marriage, as she was previously married to Chanchal Rana, a collector of Bolangir, but later the two separated.