NEW DELHI: With no Equal Opportunities Act, 30 years before, her dream of becoming an IAS officer was left unfulfilled. Soon, she mustered up her courage to give all those opportunities to differently abled students who aspire to clear civil services exam. Sruti Mohapatra from Odisha is a name that tops in the list of ‘winners through adversities’. A revered figure in her State, Sruti Mohapatra, in her 20s cleared the UPSC civil services exam and got into the Group A allied services. She again appeared for the exam in 1987, aiming IAS and few days prior to her interview she met with a disastrous car accident severely injuring her spinal cord.
After several requests to the Commission, she was offered a reduced post and upon questioning the offer, the job was closed on her.
Source : https://www.ndtv.com/education/success-story-disability-rendered-her-unsuitable-for-ias-meet-sruti-mohapatra-crusader-for-different-1770772