7 IAS Officers who quit their jobs Entrepreneurs

IAS is considered one of the most eminent professions in India. However, some civil servants chose a different path by designing and relinquished their influential positions to pursue their dreams. Let's take a look at 7 of these incredible officers.


Syed Sabahat Azim is a doctor and former 2000 batch IAS officer who launched the affordable healthcare chain Glocal Healthcare Systems. Glocal started in July 2010, resigning from his IAS post after the untimely death of Syed's father. He explains that "" My father died due to unnecessary treatment. Then I thought, if this could happen to me, with a doctor and an IAS officer, what would happen to the common people of India? " That is why he started working on the right technique for treating common people. In this campaign, former SEBI chairman M.M. Damodaran supported him a lot and today Damodaran is also the chairman of Glocal.


At Glocal, Dr. Syed is working with his team with a protocol-driven model where a doctor can identify and treat 42 diseases with a computerized system. In this, 42 diseases ranging from heart disease to malaria can be identified at the initial screening itself. Dr. Azim says that each glocal hospital is built for Rs 15 crore, which is half the cost of building a 100-bed regular hospital.

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Rajan is a graduate from IIT Kanpur and passed the UPSC Civil Services Examination to become an IPS officer. He served as the Commissioner of Police in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala for 3 years. However, after serving the country for 8 years, he resigned and chose the corporate world. He started ConceptOwl in 2016 after working for some big names in the corporate world. ConceptOwl is a teacher-less online classroom that Rajan started to help students prepare for the entrance exam

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Rajan explains that "As an investor I met many entrepreneurs but the one thing that set him apart from a professional like me was his ability to take risks. I don't have the opportunity to take this risk myself in life Did not want to feel sorry for giving, so I quitted my job and became an Entrepreneur myself. ”


Pravesh Sharma is a 1982 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, who started a start-up named 'Sabziwala' by taking Voluntary Retirement in 2016 after a 34-year administrative career. Sabziwala is a retail chain of fruits and vegetables that connects farmers directly to customers and gives them the best price. In March 2018, they, together with their 3 companions, expanded the services of start-ups on the KAMATAN platform.

Using his extensive knowledge of agriculture and food security, Pravesh started the second innings of his career as a successful entrepreneur.


Roman Saini's achievements can only be gauged from his success. Along with passing the AIIMS entrance exam at the age of 16, he also got his research paper published in a reputed medical journal at the age of 18. Not only this, after completing MBBS, he worked as a Junior Resident at NDDTC in Psychiatry during which he also passed his first UPSC Civil Service Attempt. He was then the youngest IAS and was appointed as a collector in Madhya Pradesh.

In 2016, Roman resigned from his civil services post and started his entrepreneurial career. He started a website called Unacademy which provides free online coaching, webinars, tutorials and motivational speeches for IAS aspirants. Roman believes that no genius is born, but his hard work, hard work and hard work make him a genius.


Vivek is a 1979-batch IAS officer who served the country for 22 years in the field of IT and biotechnology. After his tenure as the IT and Biotechnology Secretary to the Government of Karnataka, he resigned from his post.

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In 2005, he co-founded a knowledge process outsourcing company called Brickwork India which provides virtual assistance to global companies. His wife is the CEO of the company. Vivek also operates Brickwork Ratings which was incorporated in 2007 as the 5th most recognized credit rating agency by the Reserve Bank of India. This company has so far rated more than 10,000 companies.


52 year old G. V. Rao is a retired civil servant who founded Vijayawada-based Learning Space Educational Services Private Limited (LSES) to coach CSE aspirants. While most coaching institutes charge fees from Rs 50000 to Rs 2 lakh, Rao charges only Rs 7999 / – in which all coaching material is also provided to the student. According to Rao, “While I was preparing for the exam, the commercialization of the coaching center did not reach such heights. This commercialization has prevented good talent from coming into the system, and I want to remove these flaws. So he took voluntary retirement in 2014 and after formulating the strategy, in 2017 he also launched an online portal and app.


Sanjay Gupta is a 1985 batch IAS officer who passed the UPSC Civil Services Examination at the age of 22. After taking voluntary retirement in 2002, Sanjay Adani joined the group as CEO (Infrastructure). After spending a few years with the group, he started the Nisa group's under-luxury hotel, Cambay. Some of their group companies are Neesa Leisure, Neesa Infrastructure, Neesa Agritech and Food, Orient Spa, Neesa Technologies, Neesa Financial Services, Neesa Township and Properties and Cambay SEZ Hotels. He was elected to build Gujarat's first metro rail venture (MEGA) and was made the Executive Chairman of MEGA.

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