Tina Dabi, Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan and Jasmeet Singh
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh met the three toppers of Civil Services Examination 2015, Tina Dabi, Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan and Jasmeet Singh Sandhu on May 11.
Congratulating the three youngsters for achieving the meritorious distinction, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that there has been a sudden upsurge of women power in Civil Services. He said, in the last year’s exam, 4 out of 6 toppers were girls and this year, 2 out of 4 toppers are also girls.
Another notable trend in the last few years, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, is that more and more candidates were making it to Civil Services from those sections of society which were hitherto not adequately represented. The profile of the three toppers of this year is also a testimony to this trend, he said.
Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the present Government’s thrust on citizen centric governance can be achieved by such young civil servants who come from the average common man’s background and can easily identify with the aspirations of the common youth of India who comprise more than 65 per cent of the country’s population today.
The Minister said that the States like Jammu & Kashmir which, till few years ago, complained of not having enough number of direct IAS officers, will also feel gratified as more and more number of candidates from J&K are now making it to the Civil Services and also requesting for home cadre.
Wishing Tina, Athar and Jasmeet best of career, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, they have 30 to 35 years to serve which is a long period, during which many Ministers and many Governments will come and go, but they would have to shoulder the responsibility of maintaining continuity in services. He said, they are also lucky to enter into the services at a time when India is on the verge of becoming a world power and they would have the satisfaction of being architects of India’s grand historic evolution to emerge as frontline nation of the world.