Rinkoo Rahee is an Indian whistleblower and a civil servant. He is known for unearthing the Rs 83 Crore Muzaffarnagar Welfare Department scam in 2009. In his 16th attempt, Rinkoo Rahee secured an All India Rank of 683 in the 2021 UPSC examinations.Rinkoo Rahee comes from a lower-middle-class family. Therefore, his father could not afford his education in a convent school, and he had to complete his schooling at a government school. In an interview, Rinkoo claimed, My father was good at studies but had to drop out to take care of the family. I grew up listening to these stories of exploitation and thought that had government officials been honest, we could have benefitted from several schemes. This is what drove me all along..Since childhood, Rinkoo Rahee was a brilliant student. In 1998, he was offered a scholarship for obtaining good marks in class 12th.Rinkoo Rahee completed his graduation in 2002. In 2004, he cleared the UPPSC examination in his first attempt.Rinkoo Rahee was given his first posting in 2008 as a District Social Welfare Officer (DSWO) at Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh.In 2008, while conducting an audit as a DSWO, Rinkoo Rahee found several discrepancies in the distribution and allocations of funds under several social schemes, which were implemented by the Social Welfare Department of Muzaffarnagar.While conducting the investigation, Rinkoo found out that not only did the department openly flout the norms laid by the Uttar Pradesh government of holding an annual meeting with the elected MPs or MLAs from Muzaffarnagar but also embezzled the funds allocated for the benefit of the BPL families.In the same year, he exposed another scam in the Old Age Pension Scheme. Rinkoo found out that the department, in its official records, had mentioned that there were 62,447 pensioners, whereas, in reality, the department gave an annual pension of Rs 3,600 to just 47,707 pensioners.Unearthing another scam in 2008, Rinkoo found that the department, in its accounts book, had mentioned that it had distributed Rs 5.5 crore among 22,000 OBC students and Rs 11 crore among Muzaffarnagars BPL families. The audit revealed that the department had made false entries in its records.In 2009, a few days before Rinkoo Rahee was attacked, he had lodged a complaint with the District Magistrate (DM) Bhuvneesh Kumar about the discrepancies found during the audit of the department. In the same year, Rinkoo also wrote a letter to the Director of the Muzaffarnagars Social Welfare Department.