The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) results were announced on Tuesday. Delhi girl Tina Dabi secured the first rank while railway officer Athar Aamir ul Shafi Khan and Indian Revenue Service officer Jasmeet Singh Sandhu came second and third respectively. For the fifth time in the last six years, girls have topped the exam.
Twenty two-year-old Dabi is a graduate of Delhi's prestigious Lady Shri Ram College. She passed the competitive exam in her very first attempt. "It is indeed a proud moment for me," she said.
Dabi wants to work for women's empowerment in Haryana as the state has a small number of working women.
"I have always wanted to work in a challenging state. That is why I chose Haryana. We all know the sex ratio of girl and boy child is quiet less and that is why I would like to contribute my efforts for the empowerment of women there," she said.
Athar Aamir ul Shafi Khan, who secured the second rank overall and the first among boys, is from Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir. Interestingly, he is the second person from the restive state to achieve such success, after Dr Shah Faesal, who topped the 2009 exams.
"I have opted for Jammu and Kashmir cadre also. I will be happy in case I get a chance to work there. I think there is a lot of scope to fulfil aspirations of people of my state," he said.
The results were uploaded on the official website of the commission, upsc.gov.in. The caste-wise breakdown of the results was also released, with general category candidates securing 499 positions, and 314 candidates from the OBC category clearing the exam. From the Scheduled Caste category, 176 students cleared the exam while the corresponding number for the Scheduled Tribes category was 89 candidates. In all, 1078 candidates have been recommended for appointment into various government services.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his congratulatory wishes to the achievers soon after the results were declared.
Congrats to all those who cleared the Civil Services Exam. My good wishes as they commence a new & exciting phase of their lives.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 10, 2016
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also congratulated Dabi.
Congrats to Delhi girl Tina Dabi, topper of UPSC exam. I wish her a bright career
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 10, 2016
The UPSC conducts all-India level exams for entry into Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), along with Central Services, group 'A' and 'B'.
With inputs from PTI
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Updated Date: May 11, 2016 10:02:20 IST