SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh felicitated the toppers of Civil Services Examination (2017) at a ceremony organised by Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, here on Tuesday.
During the event, Singh congratulated all the successful candidates and described them as “architects of the New India”. He urged them to utilise the opportunities available during their long careers for building a ‘New India’, which is going to be a “super power”, an official release read.
Singh noted that out of the 20 top rankers, 14 have engineering background and 2 medical background. Many of them had early education from government schools in small towns. “This indicates that educational opportunities to excel are not just limited to the metro cities,” he added.
He said, “During the last few years, government has initiated the practice of posting IAS officers early in their careers as assistant secretaries to be mentored for a period of 3 months in different ministries/departments of government of India,” adding that it introduces the officers to various aspects of the functioning of the government of India. He wished all the candidates a “great success” for their future.
Addressing the toppers, Secretary, DoPT, C Chandramouli said the young officers had a lot to learn during their long tenure in civil services “where they will meet various challenges in due course”. He expressed confidence that they would find innovative solutions to these challenges.