Smita Sabharwal born 19 June 1977 is an Indian Administrative Service officer of 2001 batch belonging to Telangana cadre. 

She is popularly known as The People’s Officer for addressing citizen issues by involving people. 

She is the first lady IAS Officer to be appointed to the Chief Minister's Office. 

She is presently working as, Secretary to CM, Government of Telangana  

Sabharwal was born in a Bengali family in Darjeeling, West Bengal to an Army officer, Colonel Pranab Das, and Purabi Das. 

She did her schooling at St. Ann's High School, Secunderabad. She was the all India topper in ICSE exam. 

She graduated in commerce from St Francis College for Women, Hyderabad 

After completing the administrative training in Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie in 2001 

Sabharwal was trained in Adilabad district during her probation. 

Her first independent charge was as Sub Collector, Madanapally in Chittoor which let her gain hands-on experience in Land Revenue Management & District Administration.