Woman IAS officer wades through mud and water to spearhead relief ops in flood-hit Cachar district of Assam


IAS Officer Keerthi Jalli Walks Barefoot Through Mud In Flood-Hit Assam.

Visuals of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Keerthi Jalli visiting flood-hit areas in the Cachar district of Assam, where she is posted as deputy commissioner, have gone viral on social media.

Awanish Sharan, a 2009-batch IAS officer, shared an image of the officer on board a boat, overseeing rescue and relief work. She is standing beside a woman who has just been rescued from the flood-ravaged area. Other visuals show her wading across the mud in the flooded areas along with the villagers. 

Several Twitter users have lauded her effort in reaching out to those who have been affected, and her commitment to service.

Cachar has been hit hard by the devastating floods in Assam. Thousands of people are still sheltered in temporary relief camps across the district. The deputy commissioner inspected various flood-affected areas on Wednesday.

The news of the IAS officer dedicated to her service also comes in sharp contrast to another IAS couple Sanjeev Khirwar and his wife Rinku Dugga who used their influence to shut down a sports stadium in Delhi in the evenings so that they could use it to walk their dog. The duo, whose behaviour marred the image of the country’s top service, have now been shunted out to separate postings in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh respectively.