UPSC success story: Woman quits job as doctor to become IAS officer

Daijiworld Media Network – Madhya Pradesh (MS)

Madhya Pradesh, Dec 9: Deputy commissioner (DC) of Mandla in the state Saloni Sidana gave up her lucrative doctor profession to serve the nation and became an IAS officer.

Sidana completed her MBBS in 2012 from Lady Hardinge medical college of New Delhi. She also had chance to go abroad for higher studies. However, she opted to stay back in India and prepare for the UPSC.

Sidana studied hard for long hours in the library in preparation for the examination and cleared it in her very first attempt with an all India rank of 74.

Saloni says that both civil servants and doctors have to work for the upliftment of society. She says that she likes interacting with people in the course of her work.

Saloni is a role model in her marriage too. She got her marriage registered in court for Rs 500 and attended her duties within two days of tying the knot. Her husband, Ashish Vashista, is also an IAS officer.





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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    Since her husband is a IAS officer she must have found better to work together?As doctor have to work irregularly.May be for the sake of children if any? :Let one do what one likes.We cant force anyone.Wish her all the best.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    doctor profession is also good...depends on the specialization...some can mint money like anything...but IAS has lots of scope like annamalai now in brashta this lady also must have farsightedness and opted....must be minting in crores sand mafia means life will become zinga lala by the commission

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    UPSC success story: Woman quits job as doctor to become IAS officer...100% wrong path if she wants to serve public....Want to make money and live ....yes ...go to piltical life....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    Why is there no focus for IAS in Karnataka ...

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  • nayakmaam, Gujjadi/Yorkshire

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    There is very little support for studying commerce, economics and political science in Karnataka. When I say politics, I dont mean Resort politics; I meant geopolitics as applicable current global situation.

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  • Sunil, Mangalore

    Sat, Dec 09 2023

    Because we opt to send our kids to the middle east to the service of arabs since they give you more money for petty labor jobs and we are used to this easy money. Kids see their parents working in the gulf and make it their destiny to go there even before pursuing a degree. Instead parents should teach their kids to focus more on entrepreneurship with a short stint in the corporate and industrial world.

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