IAS Officer Shubham Gupta Worked In A Shoe Shop For Livelihood

by Dikhyaa Mohanty

IAS officer Shubham Gupta, who once worked in a shoe shop to earn his livelihood Shubham Gupta, who secured the sixth rank in the UPSC exam 2018, is currently a collector in the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra.

Shubham born in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan has studied up to the seventh standard form here. Due to financial troubles, Shubham’s family moved to a small village in Maharashtra. There was not a single Hindi or English medium school in the village and it was difficult for Shubham to study in Marathi.

After this his father got him admitted to Vapi, Gujarat and from there he completed his studies, from 8th to 12th and as the school was far away from home, so he used to go to school with his sister by train. For this, he had to catch the train at 6 in the morning and could come back home only after 3 o’clock.


Shubham Gupta’s father opened a shoe shop near Dhanu Road in Maharashtra so that he can run the household. After finishing his schooling in Vapi, Shubham started working at his father’s shop, but due to this, his studies were never affected.

After 12th, Shubham Gupta came to Delhi and completed his B.Com and M.Com, from Delhi University. Later he started preparing for UPSC in the year 2015, but could not succeed in the first attempt. In the year 2016, Shubham Gupta gave UPSC exam for the second time and secured 366th rank by clearing prelims, mains and interviews. After this, he was selected for the Indian Audit and Accounts Service.

Even after getting a government job, Shubham Gupta continued to prepare for the UPSC exam. Tried again in 2017, but this time he could not clear the prelims exam. In the year 2018, he attempted for the fourth time and secured All India Rank 6 and then he got Maharashtra cadre.


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