STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Visually Impaired IFS Officer Beno Zephine Felicitated

Beno Zephine, a visually impaired IFS officer from TN, was felicitated by the government for her determination and zeal to be a part of civil services.

Published: 18th June 2015 10:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th June 2015 10:17 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Beno Zephine, a visually impaired IFS officer from Tamil Nadu, was felicitated here today by the government for her determination and zeal to be a part of civil services.

Union Minister Jitendra Singh, who along with other officers of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions felicitated Zephine, said he was highly impressed by the confidence and determination of the young visually challenged girl.

Expressing happiness, Singh recalled that when he took over the charge of the Ministry last year, the department was confronted with a unique and peculiar case of a candidate, who had, despite her visually challenged condition, made it to the merit list of civil services exam by securing 343 rank and was keen to take up Indian Foreign Service (IFS) as career, notwithstanding the constraints of the prevalent government rules.

He said, it was Zephine's unrelenting determination which inspired him and all the other colleagues in the Ministry to follow up her case with utmost sincerity and find a way to accommodate her in a befitting slot.

25-year-old Zephine, a probationary officer with State Bank of India, received an order from the central government last week asking her to report within 60 days.

She is probably the first 100 per cent visually impaired officer to join IFS, a Personnel Ministry official said.

Zephine, who hails from Chennai, said, she was overwhelmed by the patience and positive attitude of the Minister and thanked all the concerned officers whom she had been constantly bothering for the follow up of her case.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp