New Delhi/Nagpur: Twenty-two-year-old Tina Dabi from Delhi has topped the prestigious civil services exams 2015, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission or UPSC.
In the second position was Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan from Jammu and Kashmir. Jasmeet Singh Sandhu, who is also from Delhi, has secured the third position. Delhi-based Jasmeet Singh Sandhu, an Indian Revenue Service officer, has secured third position.
Ms Dabi, who cleared the exam on her first attempt, was elated. “It is indeed a proud moment for me,” said the Lady Shri Ram College graduate.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, congratulating Ms Dabi.
Congrats to Delhi girl Tina Dabi, topper of UPSC exam. I wish her a bright career
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 10, 2016
Mr Khan, who is from South Kashmir’s Anantnag, said it was a “dream come true” for him.
“I will not leave any stone unturned to work for the betterment of people,” he said, adding that he had opted for Jammu and Kashmir cadre. “I think there is a lot of scope to fulfil the aspirations of the people from my state,” he added.
In his first attempt in 2014, Mr Khan had got into the railways and is undergoing training at the Railways Institute of Transport Management in Lucknow.
Thousands of students appear each year for the prestigious civil services examination, through which officers for the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service and Indian Police Service, among others, are picked.
This time, 1,078 candidates were recommended for the appointment. Of these, 499 belong to the general category, 314 are from Other Backward Castes, 176 are Scheduled Castes and 89 are from Scheduled Tribes category.
There are 172 other candidates in the waiting list. The full list is available on upsc.gov.in.