A 28 years old lady from Sikkim creates history by becoming the first female IPS officer from the state and her community: Gorkha Kirat Khambu Rai Community. She is Aparajita Rai, who secured 358th rank in UPSC 2012 Examinations. Earlier, she cleared UPSC examination in 2011.
A BA LLB (Hons) from the WB National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata with gold medals in Jurisprudence and Public International Law, Aparajita Rai also won various prestigious trophies during her IPS training; such as 1958 Batch IPS officers’ Trophy for the best Lady Outdoor Probationer, Shri Umesh Chandra Trophy for Field Combat, the 55th Batch of Senior Course Officers Trophy for Best Turn Out, and West Bengal Govt Trophy for Bengali.
At the age of eight, she lost her father who was a divisional forest officer. She was raised up by her mother Roma Rai, a school teacher and one elder sister who is a doctor. She is currently posted in Hoogly in West Bengal.