Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar, IAS, was today granted The Times Women Achiever Award at an impressive function in Jammu organized by The Times of India Group. She was awarded for her excellent academic achievements.
Several other prominent persons received the award, including Kailash Mehra and Asha Khosa.
A doctor by education, Sehrish topped the Kashmir Administrative Service examination in 2011, becoming the first woman to top the exam. She then qualified the UPSC civil services examination in 2012 and was allotted IPS of the J&K cadre. She then went in to qualify the IAS the next year.
She is presently in the Punjab cadre of the IAS. Her interests include working for gender empowerment, environment issues and generating awareness about child labour.