Swati Meena is a 2008 batch IAS officer of MP Cadre. She is widely regarded as one of the most dynamic Civil Servants of Madhya Pradesh. She is down to earth and always loves to work for poor and down trodden. She has special interest in improving the condition of education and healthcare and the result of her work in various districts of Madhya Pradesh reflects her passion. She is also known as a no-nonsense administrator.
Profile of Swati Meena
Swati Meena was born and brought up in Sikar, Rajasthan. She belongs to a very affluent Meena family with history of producing many Civil Servants – IAS and RAS. She has done schooling and college education from Rajasthan and later shifted to Delhi for the preparation of UPSC Civil Services Examination.
She cracked the exam in her very first attempt and got All India Rank of 260. She belongs to Scheduled Tribe – ST – category and hence with the rank of 260 she got IAS.
It is also interesting to note that in 2007 UPSC Civil Services Examination, Swati was among the youngest who cracked this prestigious exam. Her date of birth is December 9, 1984 and hence at that time she was only 23 years old.
Husband of Swati Meena
While working in Sidhi, she came in contact with Tejaswi Nayak, a young and brilliant IAS officer who was posted in Katni. Both were endowed with the same administrative values of anonymity, neutrality and passion for making positive changes in the lives of poor and needy. They became close friends and later decided to get married. They got married in 2014.
Since then, Swati became Swati Meena Nayak. Both are MP Cadre IAS officer. When Tejaswi was the Commissioner of Bhopal Municipal Corporation, Swati was also working in Bhopal as Additional State Project Director of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. It should be noted that the improvement in the implementation of SSA scheme in MP has something to do with tireless and passionate work of Swati Meena Naik.