Who is Dr Puja (Pooja) Khedkar trainee IAS officer embroiled in controversy, biography, age, father, husband and rank

Have a look at the bio, age, father and husband of IAS Pooja Khedkar

Dr Puja aka Pooja Khedkar is a trainee IAS officer who is currently embroiled in a controversy after facing misconduct allegations, find out more about her and the incident below.

Who is Dr Puja (Pooja) Khedkar trainee IAS officer embroiled in controversy, biography, age, father, husband, batch and rank

Khedkar is a 2023 batch IAS officer and her All India Rank was 821 in the UPSC exams.

After clearing the UPSC exam in 2023, Khedkar filed a plea against the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions, claiming to be a person with a disability.

In her plea, she argued that PwD candidates face greater hardships than SC/ST candidates and argued to receive similar benefits.

Dr Puja Khedkar bio

32 year old Dr Puja Khedkar is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) trainee officer from the 2023 batch. She is the daughter of Dilip Khedkar, who was a civil servant and Commissioner of the Pollution Department. Meanwhile, her mother, Dr. Manorama Khedkar, is the elected sarpanch of Bhalgaon in Pathardi taluka, Ahmednagar district.

Her maternal grandfather, Jagannathrao Budhwant served as an IAS officer.

Nothing is known about her relationship status with her believed to be single and married.

Asset declaration of Dr.Puja Khedkar IAS. She is a complete fraud.
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Dr Puja Khedkar facing misconduct allegations

The Maharashtra state government has officially decided to transfer trainee IAS officer Dr. Pooja Khedkar from Pune District to Washim District as the Supernumerary Assistant Collector. Dr. Khedkar, was previously serving as a probationary Assistant Collector in Pune on March 3, 2024, as part of her probationary period. However, she faced multiple allegations of misuse of authority and improper conduct.

As a result, District Collector Dr. Suhas Diwase wrote to the government on June 26 regarding the issue. Following which the state government issued the transfer. Dr. Diwase wrote a detailed report citing several issues with Dr. Khedkar’s conduct. According to the report, Khedkar had used a beacon light on a private car and displayed the “Maharashtra Government” insignia.

Filed RTI request against IAS Puja Manorama Dilip Khedkar PwBD-5 status, AIR 821 2022
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She had also seized the ante-chamber of a senior officer (Additional Collector). Moreover, ther report also included screenshots of her father’s WhatsApp chat showing him allegedly intimidating district staff.

Dr Puja Khedkar had reportedly made demands for an official car with a VIP number plate, a beacon light, and an official chamber with adequate staff. However, such facilities are not deemed suitable for a probationer as per the rules.


Dr Puja Khedkar has an Instagram account with the handle @dr_pujamdk_ias, where she has over 54.2K followers.

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