Today, we will be discussing that woman who is now an IPS Officer, who has qualified for this intense tough exam and is currently serving our nation.
The name of the IPS Officer is Nisha Parthiban.
We will be looking at everything about her incredible journey and will also learn why it is important to learn about her. How her life story has inspired so many people and can also inspire yours. So keep reading to get to know her.
Must-know facts about Nisha Parthiban – Posting, marriage, and interesting facts.
Coming back to Nisha Parthiban who is the pride of India and has successfully passed the UPSC CSE exam in 2011 and is now serving our country.
In this article, you will be going to learn why she is such an asset to our country.
Where is Nisha Parthiban currently posted?
Reputed Nisha Parthiban is currently posted as the superintendent police officer (SP), in Tamil Nadu.
Nisha Parthiban belonged to which batch?
Nisha Parthiban is an IPS Officer from the 2011 batch.
Which is the hometown of IPS officer Nishga Parthiban?
Nisha was born and brought up in New Delhi, India.
Is Nisha Parthiban married? Who is she married to?
Nisha Parthiban married an IAS Officer, P. Parthiban who was also her batchmate. P. Parthiban, a 2011 AGMUT Cadre. They have 2 children together and they live happily.
On the contrary, Nisha Parthiban is a very humble person. She is also a very kind and generous nature person.
Some interesting personality facts about our Nisha Parthiban
- Her favorite hobby is reading newspapers and working journals.
- She also enjoys collecting data and knowing about general facts and general knowledge-based facts.
- Besides this Nisha Parthiban also has a knack for reading the newspaper.
- Not only this Nisha Parthiban believes in a healthy lifestyle and does yoga every day which helps her to release tension. Nisha also suggests all her colleagues do yoga for the aforementioned reason.
Nisha Parthiban– Life and journey as an IPS officer
Nisha Parthiban is an IPS Officer from the 2011 batch. At present, she is posted as SP(Superintendent of Police) of the crime branch at Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu which is the hometown of her husband.
Previously, Nisha was the 4th SP of the Perambalur district.
In 2015, she was posted as Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) in Coimbatore city.
In 2015, Nisha’s husband, P Parthiban, an IAS Officer was allotted the AGMUT cadre.
Breaking the stereotypical laws together
IAS Officer P. Parthiban is a resident of Tamil Nadu from where had completed his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering before joining civil service. He has been posted to the Union Territories which also includes Delhi.
The problem occurs here as both husband and wife have been posted in the other’s hometown. For this reason, IAS P. Parthiban requested an inter cadre transfer for his marriage.
This incident had made an impact on the system because of the rule that no civil officer can take a posting in their hometown. The IPS- IAS couple not only broke the default system but also made sure it was triggered in the law book.
The power couple got much attention it deserved on account of this incident.
Presently, there are no such guidelines written where either the husband or wife from the civil service can opt for the same cadre of the other in their respective home cadre.
The IPS-IAS couple can have a common cadre location but no member of the civil service can work from their native state. The Parthians made sure that it triggers changes in the decision in the guidelines procedure.
Changes in the Cadre Amendment
The 2011 IAS-IPS couple brought light to the matter of inter cadre transfer.
The case was put up before the committee members which made decisions on the matters related to cadre transfer. In this case, it requires relaxation in the existing guidelines to make it both ways easier. This inter-cadre transfer issue is headed by the Secretary of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
After a lot of discussions, some changes in the guidelines of transfer of inter cadre have been recommended by the panel.
The alterations have been approved by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by PM Narendra Modi.
The changes that were approved by ACC were that if any officer cannot apply for the cadre due to the presence, the immediate next cadre can opt for it. As per the order issued by DoPT, “In cases where either of the officers cannot opt for the care of the spouse being their respective home cadre, the officers may choose the immediate next cadre opted by them in the detailed application form submitted to Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)–that conducts the exam to select such bureaucrats–below the present cadre allotted.” Candidates will select the preference of their cadres in the application form of the UPSC exam. Although officers cannot apply for the cadre which is their home state. This rule was made applicable for IAS, IPS, and IFoS officers.
Strategies & Suggestions for UPSC Exam by Nisha Parthiban
Nisha Parthiban aced her UPSC exams for what she is now. Here are some of her tips which she shared are proven helpful for the UPSC aspirants.
- Firstly, never lack confidence: Confidence is the key to unopened doors. If you have confidence in yourself, you will have faith in yourself. Candidates must know their strong areas as well as weak areas to work on them. Strong areas not to mention will be one’s strengths but the weak areas are the ones, one must focus on. If there are any topics in any subject which are felt hard by the candidates, they should not leave it for the last moment. These are the portions that the candidates need to focus on more. In this way, the preparation will be better and more fruitful.
- Proper planning and consistency: Candidates should spend at least 7-8 hours a day on UPSC preparation. The exam is a tough one, so a lot of effort and hard work needs to be put in. A timetable should be properly maintained to keep the balance between the subjects. Reading time and writing time should specifically be maintained to keep coordination between both of them.
- A very important tip shared by IPS Nisha Parthiban is that “ the essay and ethics part should be practiced thoroughly.” Usually, students think that essays can be written in exams, it is not a very difficult part but here many things go wrong. With this mindset, the ethics and essay gets neglected by the students unintentionally. Therefore no part should be left unattended and every topic should be given equal importance. This also satisfies the point of making a timetable so that no subject gets neglected
- “Choosing the optional subject wisely is a great part” – Nisha Parthiban, IPS officer: Now, this is the most important thing, where most of the students make mistakes, that is choosing the optional subject. It may sound easy but in reality, it is not. You cannot select any random subject as your optional subject. Students must follow a proper strategic method while choosing the optional subject
- Keep an idea of the optional subject you are choosing. Selecting optional subjects from GS subjects is a very smart move. In this way, the preparation will be a lot easier. You can choose the optional subject from your high school subject or graduation subject as you already have an idea of the subject. If your subject preference does not match with the following options of UPSC, you can always buy the NCERT of 11th and 12th standards to gain a basic idea of that subject.
- If you are still confused about what subjects to choose, you can always ask your teacher and mentor for suggestions and if you are self-studying for the UPSC exam and do not have proper guidance, you can always opt for online counseling. Online counseling can help you out if you need it.
- Besides, you should check the previous year’s questions on the optional subject which you tend to choose. It will help in a better understanding of the subject and its question pattern. Also, some subjects are not that scoring, so also check the performance of the optional subject while checking its question pattern.
- Going through the previous toppers is essential, especially for the ones who are attempting the UPSC exam for the first time. It helps in better understanding the pattern of writing the answers. Sometimes even after knowing the answers, due to improper portrayal of the answer on paper, marks can get deducted. To avoid this situation, the aforementioned tip is worth applying.
- Practicing and not procrastinating: Again, another very important thing is hand practice. Only reading, learning, and even understanding are not enough, you have practice writing the answers in a given time is mandatory. You must take several mock tests and practice a lot at home. This not only improves the writing quality but also gives the experience of finishing off the paper in time because time management during the exam is also a major factor
- Putting effort into every single thing: Lastly, during the interview round, maintain a proper body structure and speak out clearly to show the interviewers that you are very confident. Before answering the questions, just go through your answers in your mind which takes hardly 2 seconds. This is important because once you have already started the answer, you should stop to rethink, it creates a bad impression. Do not lose your focus and stay calm.
Final words – Duty comes first
IPS Nisha Parthiban got affected by coronavirus in June 2021.
She was weakened at that time which is normal. After Nisha was fully cured, she took active participation in maintaining the state in the pandemic situation. She even donated a huge amount of groceries to the orphanages in the district in May 2021.
The Perambalur district of Tamil Nadu is very thankful to the three women for working cooperatively together and serving them properly in the Covid situation.
Deputy director of health service R Geetha Rani, SP Nisha Parthiban, and District Collector V Santha are the three women who worked hand-in-hand and successfully managed the rising cases during Diwali time.
AGMUT cadre can be broken down into Arunachal-Pradesh Goa Mizoram Union territories for the IAS and the IPS officers, recently the ministry of home affairs has also included Jammu Kashmir in this cadre and these are referred to as the “Hard Areas”
She is an IPS Officer, but before joining the civil service, Nisha has already completed her MA.
Every person starts from zero. You are at zero now, once Nisha Parthiban also was. But today, she has made an impact on people’s lives. She is working and serving our country, constantly trying to make our country an even better place to live in.
Her work is motivating the aspirants to try harder and achieve their goals.
You can also do the same in your way once you qualify for the UPSC exam. The tips and tricks shared by this great personality will help you out. Keep reading these real-life stories so as not to lose your motivation.