Right now, the 36-year-old, 2004 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, Amit Kataria is topping the search result. Want to know why? Who is he? Why is everyone talking and searching about him? What was his rank? If these are the questions that are going on inside your mind, then please calm down and read the article till the end.

Here in this Amit Kataria wiki article, you are going to find out answers to your every question. So, let’s not waste any more time and start enhancing your knowledge.

IAS Amit Kataria Biography

Born and raised in Delhi, Amit Kataria achieved AIR 18 in UPSC IAS exam in 2004. He had a clear strategy for the CSE exam and started his preparation much earlier than most of the aspirants. Finding it inspirational already? Keep reading to know more about this talented IAS officer.

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Amit Kataria Wiki Facts

-Date of Birth- 15/10/1979

-Place of domicile- Haryana.

-Mother tongue- Hindi.

-Other languages- English.

In the year 1995 to 1997, IAS Amit Kataria did his schooling from Delhi Public School – R. K. Puram. After finishing school, he completed his electrical engineering degree from IIT (the Indian Institute of Technology) Delhi. The duration of his education over there was of four years, 1995 to 1997.

After completion of his bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, he appeared for the UPSC CSE exam and successfully cleared it with an all India rank of 18, in the year 2004.


-Father- Retired teacher from a government school.

-Brother- Anil Kataria, a businessman.

-IAS Amit Kataria’s wife- Asmita Handa, a commercial pilot by profession.

IAS officer Amit Kataria from Chhattisgarh cadre is originally from Gurgaon. His father, a retired teacher from a government school, mother and elder brother’s family lives in Sector-15 Part-1, Gurgaon.

IAS Amit Kataria Posting

Previous posts-

#Gariyaband Collector.

#Chief Executive Officer of Naya Raipur Development Authority and Raipur Development Authority.

Current posting (From March 2015)-

Collector and District Magistrate- Bastar, Chattisgarh

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Amit Kataria IAS Controversies

In the year 2015, IAS Amit Kataria came under the limelight for all the wrong reasons. Controversy erupted when this braveheart officer welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the latter’s visit to Dantewada in Chhattisgarh.

Known for his outstanding work in Naxal affected areas of Chattisgarh, this IAS attracted loads of negative views and media attention due to his attire while welcoming the PM of India.

The Bastar DM, wore a formal shirt and trouser in that event instead of the formal suit or a ‘bandhgala.’ He was also seen wearing black sunglasses.

In response to this incident, the Chhattisgarh government, issued a notice to Bastar District Magistrate Amit Kataria saying that the IAS officer has not shown integrity and devotion towards his duty by violating the protocol.

Reaction to Controversy

The 2004 batch IAS officer, Amit Kataria defended himself by stating,

“Bastar is very hot in May with temperatures above 40 degree. Wearing bandhgala for hours, while looking after arrangements, is not practical. I was dressed in a complete formal dress, blue shirt, black trousers, black leather shoes, not any t-shirt or chappals and blue is a good colour in formal shirts.”

He also added,

“Governor, CM, CS, DGP came 5 min before from circuit house ‘properly’ dressed and received the PM before me. I was standing and managing for them for many hours in the hot sun and was really sweating and eyes burning. I decided not to wear the coat which I had put in my car”.

Strategy of Aceing UPSC

Each year, lakhs of young blooded people dream of becoming an IAS and sit for the UPSC examination but only a handful of the aspirants make it finally to the list.

What are the things that create this difference? Is it the optional subject that makes the difference or is there anything wrong in the strategy that takes some of the aspirants closer to their dream while some wait to appear in the exam, again next year.

Ever wondered? Well, to be honest there are certain things that are hugely responsible for making this difference. Read on to find out the best strategy that can make your dream come true in the upcoming UPSC examination.

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Dedication. This is the ultimate truth and the most important requirement in any aspirant who wants to clear this toughest exam in India. UPSC is a hard nut to crack but with complete dedication and super hard work, even you can crack this. So, never lose hope and put your all into the preparation.

Right Guidance

UPSC is an ocean where getting lost is easier than finding a way out and getting lost becomes obvious when you dive in without the right guidance. To understand the exam, to develop a strategy to choose the right optional subject to finally crack it, every step of the CSE requires proper guidance. And for proper guidance, you need an expert mentor who will not only guide you but will also help you achieve your dream.

Proper Resources

Now let’s believe that you have full dedication and you have also found the right guidance but how will you get the resources? Did you say ‘internet’? Well, yes, the internet is definitely an option but do you think it’s a good idea to spend hours and hours over the internet to find out the UPSC key that can unlock your future? Or will you rather like to get all the resources at a single place and use those precious (saved) hours in preparing for the CSE? With a one-stop UPSC platform like UPSC Pathshala, you can definitely stay away from finding proper resources and rather concentrate on the preparation as on this platform, you get all the important information stacked up for your anytime access.


Hopefully, this inspiring story of the braveheart IAS Amit Kataria motivated enough to gear up your UPSC preparation. So how are you willing to prepare for it? Have you planned a strategy yet? Do comment in the below section and let us know your thoughts.

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