Cassian Baliarsingh

IPS Pooja Yadav is one of the finest bureaucrats in India who emerged as an inspiration for UPSC aspirants who are aspiring to achieve big in life and serve the country.

After years of struggle, the 2018 batch IPS officer is now living the life of her dreams. She is making the most of life with her husband Vikalp Bharadwaj, an accomplished IAS officer from the 2016 batch. He was an officer in the Kerala cadre but moved to the Gujarat cadre after marrying Pooja.

Recently, the lovey-dovey couple was spotted enjoying a vacation in the picturesque Mauritius.

The daring officer is an active social media user and often keeps her followers updated about her day-to-day with her posts on Instagram. Taking to her Instagram handle, Pooja shared a series of beautiful pictures from her holiday. The couple is giving serious vacation goals with their lovely pictures.

In the pictures, the IPS officer can be seen enjoying the streets and sea of the lovely Mauritius. In one of the pictures, she can be seen relishing on mouth-watery food of Mauritius.

Born in Haryana, Pooja had to work as a receptionist and tuition teacher to bear her higher education expenses. She completed her M.Tech in India and moved to Canada for a steady and respectable income. She then relocated to Germany where she was earning a decent salary and was well-settled.

However, her urge to crack UPSC, India’s toughest exam, and do something for the country forced her to come back and prepare for the Civil Services Exam. She left her well-paying job in Germany and returned to India to prepare for UPSC.

However, she couldn’t make it in her first attempt. A determined Pooja then decided to give it another try and put in more effort. Her hard work finally paid off and she secured an AIR 174 in her second attempt.

Currently, she is posted in Gujarat and is married to IAS officer Vikalp Bharadwaj.