Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot felicitated Ira Singhal all India No 1 ranker in the civil services examination, 2014. This is a historic occasion that top ranker is a woman with disability, he said. She could be the Brand Ambassador for the department for welfare schemes and her achievement shall inspire the whole generation of youth to come forward and achieve glorious heights, he said. Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Lov Verma assured her that problems as pointed out by her and faced by persons with disabilities while appearing for competitive examinations will be addressed. The department will ensure that seamless guidelines are available for them.
Joint Secretary Awanish K. Awasthi informed that government will ensure that guidelines will promote the cause of disabled to achieve their inclusion, participation and empowerment.