Neha Chhipa, 2021 batch Rajasthan Administrative Service (RAS) officer is getting applause from across the circles. She firmly stood her ground when Shahpura MLA Lal Ram Bairwa questioned her action on mushrooming illegal coal furnances.
Chhipa firmly told MLA that action has already been taken as per the rules. She didn't get fazed by MLA's threatening.
Behind her demeanour is the strong grounding and training she had. In past also, she hit headline when she took on Station House Office (SHO) of a police station over illegal crossing of dumper containing sand.
The incident dates back to August 2022 when Neha Chhipa was under training as assistant collector in Bhilwara. While returning from a review meeting in night, she saw a dumper full of sand moving ahead of her. She followed the dumper but suddenly the dumper disappeared. When Chhipa reached police barricading on the way, she asked the officer on duty about the dumper. But the officer refused to have seen any such dumper crossing the barricade.
Chhipa, having followed the rumour for a long way, got furious and entered into argument with the SHO Thakraram. She alleged that Thakraram had let the dumper cross without checking while the SHO maintained that no dumper had cross the barricade.
Chhipa apprised about the incident to Bhilwara collector Ashish Modi, who asked then district SP Adarsh Sidhu to look into the matter.
The SP Sidhu after enquiry sent Thakraram to police lines.
Considered as bold and upfront officer
It's been just little more than two years in service, Chhipa has earned name for being upright and honest officer. There are several instances where she put up spirited fight against corruption and illegal trafficking of sand in Bhilwara.
A native of neighbouring Chittorgarh, Chhipa has done post-graduation in History before joining RAS.