For the First Time, a Woman became President of the Administrative Services Association | 05 Dec 2022

Why In News?

  • On December 4, 2022, Ranjita Hembram was unanimously elected president of the Jharkhand Administrative Service Association in the general body-election process of Ranchi College at Aryabhatta Auditorium, Ranchi University, Morabadi, capital Ranchi. For the first time in Jharkhand's 22-year history, a woman has been elected president of the Administrative Services Association.

Key Points

  • Apart from Ranjita Hembram, Seraikela-Kharsawan's DDC Praveen Gagarai had also nominated for the post. Later Praveen withdrew his name and Ranjit Hembram was unanimously elected as the President of the Jharkhand Administrative Services Association. Ram Kumar Sinha was the president of this association before Ranjita Hembram was elected as the president.
  • Ranjita Hembram joined the administrative service after passing the Bihar Administrative Service Commission (BPSC) examination. She was a female topper in the examination held in United Bihar. He was ranked seventh overall in the whole of Bihar. Ranjita Hembram, a 41st BPSC 1998 batch officer, has been the Block Development Officer (BDO) of Ratu block of Ranchi district.
  • Ranjita Hembram is currently joint secretary of Jharkhand Joint Entrance Examination Council. She is also the Deputy Controller of Examinations of Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (JCECEB).