At least two Jharkhandis, both from Dhanbad, have made their way to the list of top 10 rank holders in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exams, the result of which was declared on Friday, while several others have cleared UPSC, one of the most prestigious exams in India for selection of IAS, IFS and IPS officers.
Yash Jaluka, an alumnus of Delhi Public School, in Bokaro bagged the fourth rank in India and topped the state in the UPSC, while Dr Apala Mishra from Dhanbad bagged the ninth rank in the country. Several other aspirants from Bokaro have cleared the exams. Shubham Khandelwal bagged the 133rd rank, Ritvik Srivastava 155th rank in the exams.
Yash is sure about getting Indian Administrative or Indian Foreign Services while Shubham and Ritvik are sure to get either IAS or IPS as per vacancies of this year. Yash, from Jharia in Dhanbad completed his B.Com and Masters from Delhi University. His family is presently settled in Budbil, Odisha. His father Manoj Jaluka, is a businessman and his mother Shobha Jaluka is a homemaker.
“This was my first attempt at this exam. My time in DPS was incredibly helpful in shaping my thinking, while also teaching me the importance of hard work. It was also my first experience of a wider academic environment as it had students from various parts of Eastern India and beyond, which gave me very valuable lessons and friendships,” said Yash, talking about his school days.
“To all students reading this, I would like to tell that no matter what field you choose to pursue, civil services or beyond, do it with a sense of service towards others,” he added.
Shubham Kumar Khandelwal from Katras completed his schooling from Delhi Public school Bokaro Steel City. He pursued his B.Tech (Mechanical) from IIT. His father is a businessman and mother is a homemaker. Ritvik Srivastava is from Bokaro. After completing his schooling from Delhi Public School Bokaro Steel City, he did Electrical engineering from IIT Kanpur. During this time, he published some of his research papers as well. Ritvik’s father Rajiv Srivastava, is a CGM in Bokaro Steel Plant and his mother Sunita Srivastava is a homemaker.
Utkarsh Kumar, a resident of Girjanagar at Suresh Colony in Hazaribag got 55th rank in the exam. Utkarsh’s father Mahesh Kumar is an engineer. Utkarsh’s mother is a teacher in the district school.
The National Association of Civil Servants (NACS) helped at least 25 candidates from Bihar and Jharkhand, including all India topper Shubham Kumar, crack the prestigious exams, a press communique from this organisation run by civil servants stated on Saturday.
Shubham, originally from Bihar, passed class 12 from Chinmaya Vidyalaya in Bokaro back in 2014.
Basuki Nath Jha, an active member associated with NACS and a resident of Ranchi, who is himself an officer of the Indian Revenue Service, said that this organization, established in 2014 by just eight officers of the Civil Services has helped several young boys and girls from Jharkhand pursue their dream of becoming an IAS officer.
This time more than 60 candidates participated in the Interview Guidance Programme of NACS conducted for the interview of Civil Services Examination, out of which more than 25 candidates have passed the IAS exam.