Friday, June 19, 2015

Disability is a state of mind says Beno Zephine the first visually challenged IFS officer

Around last year, the DoPT was in a dilemma – a visually challenged secured Rank 343 in the merit list in the Civil Services Exam and was insisting on taking up “Indian Foreign Service” as a career. Though she had cleared the civil services exam her posting was kept pending… till finally a desicion was taken to set aside the existing rules and allow the first-ever 100 per cent visually challenged officer in South Block. A first in the history of the 69-year-old service.