IAS Tina Dabi Biography and life
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IAS Tina Dabi Biography: Love life, Husband, salary, qualification & More ( 2015 UPSC topper )


Can the IAS Tina Dabi Biography be complete without talking about how she came first in the UPSC 2015 exams? No, is the answer!

In this article, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Tina Dabi. And to start with, she’s currently serving as the District Collector & Magistrate, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India.

You’re advised to read carefully.


IAS Tina Dabi Biography & Family background

On November 9, 1993, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, Tina Dabi was born into a middle-class SC Hindu family. Particularly that of Jaswant and Himani Dabi.

Jaswant, Tina’s father works as Chief General Manager and State Head, Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BSNL), Rajasthan. While her mother on the hand, formerly served in the Indian Engineering Services (IES).

Tina never had a brother but was blessed with a younger sister, named Ria Dabi. They all lived in Bhopal, where she was born until they moved to Delhi in her 7th standard.


Tina Dabi Qualification & Education

Tina Dabi’s education seemed unnoticed until she set a mindboggling record. That was at the UPSC IAS, 2015 batch as the first rank-holder (as you’ll read below).

In Delhi, Tina Dabi schooled at the Convent of Jesus and Mary, New Delhi, which is a girl-day school. Growing up a young girl, Tina has always wanted to pursue a career in Commerce (B.com). But eventually, she accepted an admission at the Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi to study Political Science.

As a diligent individual, the 3-year program in the college felt like a smooth ride for Tina Dabi. And despite the rigor of school life, she finished well. She bagged home a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.


IAS Tina Dabi Biography and Profession

Tina Dabi is an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) Officer. At 18, her quest to crack the dreaded IAS Exam on her first attempt started. So Tina Dabi got enrolled in the RAU’s IAS study circle.

And to achieve this goal, she studied for about 9-12 hours, following helpful strategies learned from the courses. And in 2016, results confirmed her as the IAS topper 2015. Out of 2025, she had secured an aggregate of 1063 marks (52.49%) in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

This milestone was significant to her career. And she attended the the UPSC IAS Toppers 2015 felicitation ceremony held in the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) office in Delhi. There Tina Dabi was duly recognized as the best.

During that time, she met the first love of her life, Athar Aamir Khan. Specifically, that was while she’s on her IAS training at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy for Administration (LBSNAA), Charleville, Mussoorie, India.

After the training at LBSNAA, an Indian civil service training institute, she started work as an assistant secretary at the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises of the Government of India. And she served in that capacity for 13 weeks based on deputation.


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Tina Dabi Career progression after her first posting

But in 2017, in the district of Ajmer, Rajasthan, Tina Dabi got her first posting as an Assistant Collector. Soon, on October 26, 2018, she took up a new public office in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. As the Sub-divisional officer (SDO) and Sub-Divisional Magistrate.

Tina continued to make progress in her career journey. So two years later, in 2020, Tina got posted to Sri Ganganagar as chief executive officer (CEO)-Zila Parishad. Also, that same year, in November, she joined the Finance (Tax) Department in Jaipur as its Joint Secretary.

She kept on soaring high like an eagle in her career. And soon, she assumed the office of District Collector and Magistrate of Rajasthan Government, particularly the Jaisalmer district. Yes, as the 65th person acting in that capacity.


Tina Dabi children

There is no verified information as to whether Tina Dabi has any child(ren) yet. But based on calculation, her second marriage is less than a year (as at the time of writing).


IAS Tina Dabi Biography is incomplete without her Marital life

As it has been mentioned earlier. Tina crossed part with her first love. She had met Athar Amir Khan at IAS training at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy for Administration (LBSNAA) in 2016. Athar came second in the 2015 batch UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) IAS exams. As time went by they became persuaded of their love for each other.

After two years of courtship, they decided to get married on March 20, 2018. And that was followed by the performance of the necessary religious marriage rituals in Pahalgam Club, Kashmir in April 7.

Unfortunately, two years down the line, in a Jaipur family court in November 2020, they both filed for a divorce. While in August 2021, it got granted. This incident came with a lot of drama on social media. Tina Dabi took the name “Khan” from her name across her different social media profiles, while Athar ceased following her at the time.


Tina Dabi’s divorce reason to get married to IAS Pradeep Gawande

Many theories and opinions are over the internet as to why Tina Dabi divorced her first husband Athar Aamir Khan. Some groups believe that Tina’s inability to keep her love life private caused the damage. If only she had kept things off social media, who knows things might have went slow and steady. They presume.

This set of individuals uphold the notion that she was too expressive about everything in her life. Posting everything. Ranging from her success in UPSC to getting married to Athar Aamir, a Muslim. And they believe that acting that way can get anyone into necessary  problems. Especially someone like her—who’s receiving attention from the public.


Tina Dabi’s Husband Dr. Pradeep Gawande captured in IAS Tina Dabi Biography 

Some people believe that Athar Aamir was probably only catching a “cruise” with her. And perhaps thinking that everything will get swept under the carpet without the world knowing. This group believe Tina’s flaunting on social media of her love life made Athar uncomfortable, and wrecked his ulterior motive. Because they believe that only serious guy would unashamedly want his relationship with girlfriend known to everyone.

However, some think that the disparity in belief partly accounted for why Tina’s marriage with Athar ended with a divorce. According to this group, they believe there’s no way Tina will ever enjoy a fulfilling marriage with a Muslim bloke. Because they noticed in the rosy days of their courtship, she proclaimed herself Buddhist. 

Now you can see that people have different thoughts about Tina’s divorce from Athar Aamir. And you’ll agree that some of these opinions are stimulated by people’s personal prejudice towards Tina or/and Athar.

Amidst these sentiments, others believe the most essential thing is that she’s happy with her remarriage to Pradeep Gwande. 


April 20, 2022, introduced a fresh chapter in IAS Tina Dabi Biography 

On April 20, 2022, Tina Dabi remarried to Pradeep Gwande, who’s a fellow IAS officer. With a difference of 13years in their age; and Tina is younger. They married in the beautiful Hotel Holiday Inn in Jaipur. But two days after (that’s April 22, 2022), the wedding reception got held.


Tina Dabi Height and Unique physicality 

Tina Dabi has a relatively fair height for a lady; She’s 5’ 4 feet and in centimeters 163. And blessed with beauty, Tina’s eyes and hair are black.

As you know, unlike one’s height, one’s weight is subjected to change at any time. On that ground, Tina estimated average weight is 55kg.


Tina Dabi salary

According to IAS Babuji, Tina Dabi receives an average monthly salary that’s not less than Rs.56100. According to them, that amount is basic, while DA, HRA, and TA are extra. And they also noted that for a Cabinet Secretary, that amount can get to Rs. 250000.

But Ground Report in a post, gave an etimate of the salary of a District collector Government of Rajasthan. And the amount falls between the range of ₹13,39,513 to ₹14,44,560.

With that said, you see that getting a specific amount may be somewhat daunting. 


Stunning Facts about IAS Tina Dabi Biography 

  • She’s been known for her debating abilities from school days. In 2012 was the vice speaker of the youth parliament.
  • Becoming a cabinet secretary to the government of India is an item on her bucket list
  • She received a President’s Gold Medal Word on Jan 29, 2018. That was upon completion of her two-year training program at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. And the award was termed as “First in Order of Merit of 2015 Batch of IAS”
  • Tina’s first marriage didn’t last five years.
  • Her training at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration enhanced three beautiful trips. One of them was to Netherlands; another to Paris, and the last to Rome.
  • She’s been enthusiastic about matters that revolve around Indian politics and constitutions from her school days. Little wonder, she was among the first-year toppers in Political science at Delhi University.


  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown,
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  • Confessions of a Dying Mind: The Blind Faith of Atheism by Haulianlal Guite
  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  • Favorite Novelist: Jane Austen



  • Kal Ho Naa Ho,
  • 2 States, 3 Idiots,
  • Andaz Apna Apna,
  • Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge


  • Slumdog Millionaire,
  • What Happen in Vegas,
  • Mission Impossible,
  • Titanic, P.S. I Love You
  • TV shows:
  • American: How I Met Your Mother, Friends, The Big Bang Theory


IAS Tina Dabi Biography & Social media handles 

The IAS 2016 topper Tina Dabi is currently the District Collector & Magistrate, Jaisalmer. She has an admirable online presence across different media. Yet with her tight schedule, she takes time to update her fans and followers through various handles. Her Twitter and Instagram are the same @dabi_tina. Yet with Tina Dabi her across the different platforms.


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