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IAS officer rejoins work 14 days after delivering child, works with baby girl in tow; video goes viral

A clip of IAS Officer Saumya Pandey working with her baby in tow has created ripples on social media

The commitment and responsibility shown by the sub-divisional magistrate of Modinagar is receiving appreciation from all corners. Saumya Pandey, the young Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, was recently appointed as the nodal officer for COVID-19 in Ghaziabad. She was back in office just after 14 days of giving birth, with her baby girl in tow.

As per a report, Saumya Pandey said, “I am an IAS officer, so I have to look after my service... In rural India, women do their household chores and work related to their livelihood in pregnancy during their days nearing delivery. After giving birth, they take care of the child while managing their work and the household. Similarly, it is the blessing of God that I am able to do my administrative work with my three-week-old daughter.”