Profile of Merin Joseph
Merin Cracked Civil Services Examination in 2012 and got 188 All India Rank. Her first four choices of services were – IAS, IFS, IPS and then IRS. She couldn’t get any of the first two choices, as she belongs to General Category. She was settled with IPS and got her home cadre. After completing her training from NPA, Hyderabad, she was posted at Ernakulam, Rural as ASP – Under Training. From this very first posting, Merin Joseph attracted attention of general public, not for her looks but for her integrity and zeal to help people in need. She has always ensured to remain available on the call 24 hours if there is any need to anyone.
She was interviewed by the board of IMG Khan on the 6th of March, 2013, once she mentioned that she was not very satisfied with interview but she cracked it successfully with 188 rank and became IPS.
Husband of Merin Joseph
Merin Joseph married Chris Abraham in 2015. C. Abraham is a doctor by profession and both of them were love when Merin was studying at St. Stephen’s College. They were just waiting for an opportunity when both of them will get settled with life before getting married.
Controversies of Merin Joseph
Last year she became a trending topic in media because of her beautiful look. Along with many other news media even The Hindu came up with an story titled Pretty Tough Cophighlighting her beauty quoted her as the dashing young IPS officer who took social media by storm.
Merin had also objected to a news report which was published in DNA calling her one among ‘top 10 most beautiful IAS/IPS officers of India’. This was highly sexist report and the intension was just to draw eyeballs. Merin again comes forward and wrote an eye opening response to this news report.
Merin was also severely criticized for a picture that was widely shared on social media. In the photo, she was seen in a lighter mood – smiling – with rising Malayalam Super Star Nivin Pauly. Again, Merin comes forward and clarified the context in which the picture was taken by a Congress MLA.