Smita Sabharwal is an IAS Officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre.

Smita Sabharwal

Smita Sabharwal is an IAS Officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre.
She is the current District Collector of Karimnagar district in Andhra Pradesh. She became a collector for the first time in her career when she was posted to Karimnagar in April 2011.
Smita Sabharwal has worked with former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao.

Professional Career

Smita Sabharwal is an IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre of 2001 batch.

Notable Achievements

The following are some of the notable achievements of Smitha Sabharwal.
  • Restoration of ‘Praja Vani’ online grievance cell
  • Gave priority to Health and Education in Karimnagar
  • Introduced Fund Your City programme as Municipal Commissioner of Warangal.
Trainee Collector, Adilabad
Assistant Collector, Chittoor
July 14, 2003 till November 27, 2004
Project Director, Rural Dev Department
November 28, 2004 – December 31, 2004
Project Director, Rural Dev Department, Kadapa
January 1, 2005 – May 15, 2006
Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Warangal
May 16, 2006 – May 29, 2007
Deputy Commissioner, Commercial Taxes Department, Visakhapatnam
May 29, 2007 – October 22, 2009
Joint Collector, Kurnool
October 22, 2009 – April 9, 2010
Joint Collector, Hyderabad
April 9, 2010
District Collector & District Magistrate, Karimnagar
April 16, 2011 till date

Personal Biography

Smita Sabharwal was born on June 19, 1977.

Her father served in the defense department. Though, she never wanted to enter civil services till graduation, her father’s encouragement inspired her to join civil services.

Her mother tongue is Bengali and she speaks English as well.

Smita represented Karnataka in the Under-16 Badminton category and participated in athletic championship.

Dosa, Idli and Sambar are some of her favorite foods. She learnt Hindustani music.

Smita Sabharwal did her graduation at St. Francis College in Hyderabad. She was an active NSS volunteer.

She has a degree in Business Law Accountancy Marketing, which she passed in first division.

Smita Sabharwal requested the government to supply power for more than six hours to power looms as the weavers are facing difficulties due to power cuts. She attended the video conference chaired by Chief Secretary Minnie Mathew with district collectors to review the power scenario in the state on September 3, 2012.

Collector Smita Sabharwal greeted Muslims on the occasion of Bakdrid (Eid-Ul-Azha) on 27 October 2012.

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