IAS officer Saumya Pandey has recently touched the hearts of many people with her kind gesture towards a disabled elderly man. The pictures of this heartwarming moment went viral on the internet. This incident took place in Kanpur Dehat district of Uttar Pradesh. Let us learn more about Saumya Pandey, who is an IAS officer of the 2016 batch.

Saumya Pandey is currently serving as the Chief Development Officer (CDO) in Kanpur. She cleared the UPSC Civil Services Examination in 2016 with All India Rank (AIR) 4th in her first attempt. She hails from Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh, where she completed her schooling.

Saumya performed exceptionally well in her academic career. She scored 98% in class 10 and topped in Class 12th with 97.8%. After that, she completed her graduation in Electrical Engineering from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT) in Prayagraj in 2015.

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Saumya began her preparation for the UPSC exam after completing her engineering. She appeared for the exam in 2016 and cleared it at the age of 23. She is married to Nitin Gaur, who is also an IAS officer and a UPSC topper with AIR 6 in the 2016 batch. The couple got married in 2018.

After becoming an IAS officer, Saumya was appointed as an Assistant Magistrate at Siddarth Nagar in UP in April 2018. She has also served as the Joint Magistrate in Ghaziabad from September 2019 to October 2020. Saumya is not only a civil servant but also a classical dancer and a basketball player. She holds NCC B &C certificate.