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 CareerSmita Sabharwal is an IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre of 2001 batch.
Notable AchievementsThe 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 â€˜Fund Your Cityâ€™ programme as Municipal Commissioner of Warangal
|Trainee Collector, Adilabad||2001|
|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 to May2014|
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.
EducationSmita 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.
TimelineSmita 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.