Sonal Goel 2008-batch IAS officer, who is currently posted as resident commissioner

Sonal Goel, who after having secured an All India Rank 13th in UPSC Civil Services Examination, joined Tripura Cadre 

Born in Panipat, Haryana, Sonal Goel did her schooling from D.A.V. Public School in Delhi 

she got admission into one of the prestigious colleges of the country- 'Shriram College of Commerce', from where she completed her B.Comm (Honors). 

Her journey to achieve academic excellence didn’t stop there.  

"During my CS studies when I told my family about my decision to become an IAS officer, my father did not want me to prepare for UPSC."  

Sonal said, "My father knew that UPSC exams are one of the toughest.  

Though he knew that I was smart, he said that if I wanted to take the exam, I should also keep plan B ready.”

Soon she got a job as a CS in a firm, and she started preparing for the exams. 

She is presently posted as Special Resident Commissioner, Tripura Bhawan in New Delhi.