Sanitation worker, Asha Kandara 40, clears Rajasthan Administrative Civil Service Exams

Mad4Her By Archana Bhakta | 2 min read

Asha Kandara clears civil service exam

Many people have their paths paved out for them in life. And, some people pave their ways to reach their destination. If one decides to change their life for the better, nothing can stop them.

We bring you a story of a woman who used to sweep the streets of Jodhpur under the Municipal Corporation who cleared the Civil Service Exam of Rajasthan.

Asha Kandara, a mother of two kids, age 40 years old, cleared the Rajasthan Administrative Civil Service Exam and became the Deputy Collector of the state. She has become an inspiration for many young people by clearing the prestigious state civil service examination.

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From sweeping streets at Jodhpur to becoming a Rajasthan government official, Asha Kandara proved what grit and compassion can do to achieve in fulfilling your dreams.

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Mrs. Kandara cleared the Civil Service Examination of Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) in 2018, but the results got delayed due to COVID-19. The results were later declared in July 2021.

After a few years of getting separated from her husband, she lived with her father, who also worked at the Municipal Corporation. At the same time, she completed her education while shouldering the responsibility of her two kids.

Asha had to go through backlash from society. With her broken marriage, caste discrimination, and gender bias, she had to break the shackles of society and bring a change for herself and her family. She aspired to be financially independent.

The discrimination she faced in her life became the inspiration for her.

Asha appeared for the exam of sweeper in the Municipal Corporation and passed it. Along with her duty and the responsibility of her family, she started preparing for the civil service exam of Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS).

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In 2018, she appeared for the preliminary exam, which she passed with flying colors, encouraging her to move forward. When she finally cleared the civil service exam of the Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS), congratulatory and praises were coming from all corners.

Being a 40 years old mother, Asha struggled a lot in life to be financially independent and make an identity of herself. When she cleared the RAS civil service exam, her happiness knew no bounds. Asha knew she had achieved the dream and would work towards bringing justice and change to society.

She is the Deputy Collector in the state. She has proved that no barriers can stop a woman from achieving her dreams.

When she gave the civil service RAS exam in two stages, she had to wait two years as the results were withheld due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Being a single mother of two kids, she had to sustain her family. Asha did not lose hope or the dream to work beside top-most civil officials. Her dreams and willpower made her where she is today.

Amidst these, she got her support from her family members, who stood by her side every step of the way. She completed her graduation to prepare herself for the civil service exam with the support of her family. They showed the same resilience for her.
They didn’t listen to the prejudice of the society and gave her full support in the journey of becoming a Deputy Collector in Rajasthan.

Asha Kandara is an inspiration for many women and people that at even the latter stage of life, you still have it in yourself to prove yourself for a better future. She believed in herself and fulfilled her dream of becoming a civil officer. Age doesn’t matter when you have the willpower to fulfill your dreams.

Asha Kandara went from being a sweeper in Jodhpur Municipal Corporation to becoming a Deputy Collector by clearing the civil service exam of Rajasthan Administrative Service.

Mad4India hopes all good fortune and success for Asha Kandara in her journey. Many people are struggling, hope that they all find success and happiness.

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