Vipul Ujjwal is an IAS Officer of 2009 batch of Punjab Cadre. He is considered as an erudite and honest officer who works hard to make some positive change in the lives of the common man. He has served with many responsibilities in various locations of Punjab and has always been appreciated
Vipul was born and brought up in Bikaner, Rajasthan. Both of his parents are working as Government teachers, After completing graduation from Dunger College, he took admission in a Business School in his home district and was eyeing to somehow get into the corporate world. However, his parents suggested him to look for opportunity in Civil Services. He appeared in Rajasthan Administrative Services Examination and cracked it in 2001.
While working as Naib Tehsildar, an incident changed his mind again and compelled him to go for a big push with an attempt in the UPSC Civil Services Examination
It took him seven attempts for him to finally crack the coveted examination. It should be noted that in 2008, the maximum number of attempts allowed for an OBC candidate was seven in the UPSC Civil Services Examination. In his last attempt, Vipul didn’t leave any stone unturned and the result was for everyone to see as he got an All India Rank of 14.
Vipul Ujjwal is married to Sonali Giri. Vipul and Sonali came closer during training at Mussoorie and later decided to tie the knot. They have a daughter named Kiera.
They are passionate about urban e-Governance, especially mobile Governance. The manifestation of their passion can be found in their attempt to develop some mobile apps which can immensely help the general citizen. Recently, they developed a mobile application for finding a clean toilet in Punjab.