Since childhood Dr.Seema Raj was a topper kid. She topped in Chandigarh 10th board. Then in Chandigarh Pre-University she had gained the 7th rank in 1982. (Non-Medical). Then after this in year 1983 she got the 4th rank in university and a proud topper amongst girls. This brilliant girl qualified IITJE from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh. But she was more interested in doing B.SC. From Maharani College in Bikaner which is affiliated to University of Rajasthan. Another milestone she achieved in year 1985 when she was awarded by 3 Gold medals for getting highest marks in university for Physics, Maths and for scoring top marks amongst all women. After this also she did not stopped she took admission in Delhi University in year 1986 and again qualified with highest marks. She also did a specialization in theoretical physics. By the year 1988 as she completed M.SC. She has given exams for civil services. Interesting thing was her civil service result came before her M.SC. And as she completed her M.SC. She already got appointed as IRS. After 2 year of rigorous training at National Academy of Direct Taxes Nagpur she met her soul mate Dr.Udit Raj who is an Ex IRS too and a renowned Politician Member of Parliament from North- West Delhi. Duo got married on 24th March 1990 in Delhi. After this Dr. Seema Raj continued to her responsibilities for the country. Very first postings she got in July 1990 to November 1994 in Ghaziabad,U.P. She is an empowered women perfect example of women empowerment side by side she keep fulfilling the responsibilities towards her family. On 29th May 1991 she was gifted with a beautiful Baby boy Abhiraaj. She always kept her spirit up with her head high. In year 1994 again in Delhi she worked in various capacities as IRS. In 2001 Dr. Seema Raj got appointed as Joint Commissioner of Income Tax and within 2-3 months again got upgradation as Additional Commissioner of Income Tax. Then On 26th February 1996 the couple is blessed with a baby girl name Saveri.
Dr. Seema Raj has worked with various capacities in Corporate, Non-Corporate Charges. Raid Cases and even Urea Scam related cases. She has stopped various scams and generated revenue for the government. Till now she is the most honest and humble officer of the country. She is a perfect combination of beauty with brains.
Coming back to her journey in June 2005 she again transferred to Agra. But in November 2005 itself she got deputation from Ministry of Human Resource Development as Director of Technical Education. She handled very important charges like Architectural Education of whole country, by looking at her dedication towards country her seniors gave her charge of Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Information technologies. Meanwhile she created 8 new IIT’s and 20 new triple IIT’s proposal in triple P mode. Also 5 new Indian Institutes of Science, Education and Research.
She is unstoppable after these in the second half of 2009 she got promoted as Commissioner of Income Tax. Again in January 2010 to July 2010 she appointed as Commissioner in Agra. Later on in August 2010 to September 2012 she posted back to Delhi as Commissioner of Income Tax Appeals in Corporate Charges in N and O. In September 2012 to 2014 she was sent to Gwalior (MP) as Administrative Commissioner. She has 10 districts in her jurisdictions. Best thing was that in her time revenue got increased to 3times as compared to her predecessors’ time. By the time Dr. Seema Raj husband Dr. Udit Raj became became Member of Parliament and she came to Delhi as Commissioner Appeals now with alphabets B and C. Few of her highly valued works were- BSNC Appeals in which 7000 Crore revenue was involved, BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd. In which 1000’s crores was involved and also BSES Yamuna Power Limited but she dismissed these Appeals and decided in favor of government. By her continuous good deeds she again got promoted as Principal Commissioner of Income Tax. She is now having 5 districts under her i.e. Agra, Firozabad, Itawa and Jhansi. Not only this Dr. Seema Raj break all records in year 2017-2018 she got a target which she exceeded by 40 crores. Even districts like Etawa and Lalitpur refunds always exceeded the collections. Therefore net collections use to be negative.
Dr. Seema Raj always worked in a different way which benefitted the government, people and the country. She also planned out reached programmes, Surveys and Raids. Best part is that due to her honest work even Negative collection got positive. Already exceeding tax payers she made it new that targets also exceeded.
Dr. Seema Raj also detected the biggest scams of Jhansi Refunds frauds and she saved huge amount of government. Hats off to this lady she is a live example of Women Empowerment. By her transparent and good work she is the most important persons of the country which is the need of the hour….Think about it……
Journalist Shikha sharma