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Sunday, 25 January 2015

 Smita Sabharwal is an IAS Officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre.
She is the current District Collector of Karimnagar district in Andhra Pradesh. She became a collector for the first time in her career when she was posted to Karimnagar in April 2011.
Smita Sabharwal has worked with former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao.

Professional Career

Smita Sabharwal is an IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre of 2001 batch.

Notable Achievements

The following are some of the notable achievements of Smitha Sabharwal.

  • Restoration of 'Praja Vani' online grievance cell
  • Gave priority to Health and Education in Karimnagar
  • Introduced ‘Fund Your City’ programme as Municipal Commissioner of Warangal


Trainee Collector, Adilabad2001
Assistant Collector, ChittoorJuly 14, 2003 till November 27, 2004
Project Director, Rural Dev DepartmentNovember 28, 2004 - December 31, 2004
Project Director, Rural Dev Department, KadapaJanuary 1, 2005 - May 15, 2006
Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, WarangalMay 16, 2006 - May 29, 2007
Deputy Commissioner, Commercial Taxes Department, VisakhapatnamMay 29, 2007 - October 22, 2009
Joint Collector, KurnoolOctober 22, 2009 - April 9, 2010
Joint Collector, HyderabadApril 9, 2010
District Collector & District Magistrate, Karimnagar

April 16, 2011 to May2014

Personal Biography

Smita Sabharwal was born on June 19, 1977.

Her father served in the defense department. Though, she never wanted to enter civil services till graduation, her father's encouragement inspired her to join civil services.
Her mother tongue is Bengali and she speaks English as well.
Smita represented Karnataka in the Under-16 Badminton category and participated in athletic championship.
Dosa, Idli and Sambar are some of her favorite foods. She learnt Hindustani music.


Smita Sabharwal did her graduation at St. Francis College in Hyderabad. She was an active NSS volunteer.
She has a degree in Business Law Accountancy Marketing, which she passed in first division.


Smita Sabharwal requested the government to supply power for more than six hours to power looms as the weavers are facing difficulties due to power cuts. She attended the video conference chaired by Chief Secretary Minnie Mathew with district collectors to review the power scenario in the state on September 3, 2012.
Collector Smita Sabharwal greeted Muslims on the occasion of Bakdrid (Eid-Ul-Azha) on 27 October 2012.