With the popularity of social media like never before, young Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers are now getting support from the general public.
Young IPS and IAS officers, like Prasanth Nair, TV Anupama, Yathish Chandra, and many others have come forward to make India a better place to live in and they have been in the news for their good acts.
While Merin Joseph IPS has 70,100 followers, Smita Sabharwal IAS has 52, 810 followers on Facebook.
Riju Bafna IAS and Prasanth Nair have 22, 447 and 17,969 followers, respectively.
Check out some of the young civil servants who have many supporters for their good actions below:
TV Anupama IAS
Anupama recently hogged the limelight after she ordered a ban on the manufacture, storage, sale and distribution of three products -- coriander, turmeric and chilly -- of popular Nirapara brand as they were found to be adulterated with cheap starch powder. Soon after the news broke, reports suggested that she might be moved from her post as the commissioner of Food and Safety control as the spice powder company is very influential in Kerala and abroad.
Merin Joseph IPS
In December 2014, Merin Joseph became an Internet sensation while she was under training in NPA Hyderabad. Merin became a star on social media after a Facebook page named "Kochi Pazhaya Kochiyalla" posted her photo with a caption, "Merin Joseph IPS - How many likes for our new ACP of Kochi?". She was quick to clarify on the fake news, but she got her first posting as ASP under training in Kochi, Kerala later in December. She also courted controversy for taking a photo with actor Nivin Pauly during a function in Kochi.
Smita Sabharwal IAS
IAS officer Smita Sabharwal, Additional Secretary to Telangana chief minister, was also in the news for being attractive. She sent a five-page legal notice to Outlook magazine's editor-in-chief Krishna Prasad and Hyderabad-based assistant editor Madhavi Tata for publishing a sexist column on her.
Riju Bafna IAS
IAS officer Riju Bafna from Chhattisgarh was in the news after she filed a complaint against Santosh Chaubey, Aayogmitra of MP Human Rights Commission, for sending her indecent messages. She also spoke about her bad experience with the Indian judiciary while she was giving a statement in connection with the case.
Prasanth Nair IAS
The Collector of Kozhikode, Prasanth Nair has been receiving accolades for his innovative steps for the development of the northern district. From Operation Sulaimani to Collector's Internship Programme, the young IAS officer is in the news almost every day. However, Prasanth, who is very active on social media, was criticised by District Congress Committee president KC Abu, who called it as a show off strategy of the collector.
Yathish Chandra GH IPS
Ernakulam (rural) district police chief Yathish Chandra G H became a hero of the youth after he baton-charged LDF workers on hartal day at Angamaly. He was also named Singam-III by many of his supporters, who even compared him to senior police officer Rishi Raj Singh.