Sonali Giri is a 2009 batch IAS officer of Punjab Cadre. She has always been in news for positive things she continues to do with any responsibilities she is assigned with. She has the distinction of becoming the first Municipal Commissioner of Amritsar. As the Municipal Commissioner of the Holy City, everyone has applauded her tireless work to make the corporation citizen friendly and create an environment of cleanliness. She has also curbed the menace of corruption, inordinate delays in various projects completion and the mishandling of financial issues.
Profile of Sonali Giri
Sonali Giri was born and brought up in Lucknow. She has done her entire education from the city and later shifted to Delhi for the preparation of UPSC Civil Services Examination. Sonali cracked Civil Services Exam in 2008 with an All India Rank of 42. She easily got her first choice for services – IAS. However, because of rooster system, she couldn’t get her first choice for state cadre. Her first choice was Uttar Pradesh. However, she had to settle with the second choice Punjab.
Husband of Sonali Giri
Sonali is married to Vipul Ujjwal. It should be noted that Vipul is also an IAS officer of the same batch and cadre. While Sonali had secured 42nd rank, Vipul had got 14th All India Rank in 2008 UPSC Civil Services Examination. They developed love during the training days and later decided to get married. The couple has a daughter.
It should also be noted here that both Sonali and Vipul are highly active IAS officers when it comes to using the latest technology for the betterment of citizens. They had once developed an Android Mobile APP to help people understand the voting system and casting votes easily. The Election Commission of India, after seeing the presentation, had approved the app. Recently, the couple was in news for developing a Mobile App for finding clean toilet. This is a watershed app and can immensely help tourists. It can become a milestone in the Swachh Bharat Campaign launched by the Government of India.
Be caste, both Sonali Giri and Vipul Ujjwal are OBC.