UPSC: Former MP gas pump staffer’s son achieves IAS dream


Indore, August 4

The monetary battle that his household confronted as a consequence of his father’s meagre revenue as a petroleum pump attendant didn’t cease Indore’s Pradeep Singh from dreaming since highschool of changing into an IAS officer after which occurring to safe an all-India rank of 26 within the civil companies examination 2019.

The outcomes of the exams had been introduced on Tuesday by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), with 829 candidates being advisable for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) and different civil companies.

“I had secured 93rd position in my first attempt in 2018 but missed being selected for IAS by just one slot. So I worked much harder this time,” mentioned Singh (23), whose father was a petroleum pump attendant in Dewas Naka right here for 28 years earlier than leaving to arrange a small transport enterprise final yr.

Singh was chosen for the Indian Revenue Service based mostly on his 2018 rating and was present process coaching at Nagpur’s National Direct Taxes Academy, from the place he took depart for an additional crack on the exams for the coveted IAS tag.

“Life was full of struggle till college as my father worked as a petrol pump attendant and his salary was much less than our household expenses. However, from Class VII, I had decided I would become an IAS officer. With time, my resolve got stronger and I worked harder to achieve my dream,” he advised PTI.

A visibly elated Manoj Singh mentioned his son had executed everybody proud by clearing such a tricky examination so brilliantly.

“By the grace of Lord Mahakaleshwar, my son has become an IAS officer,” he mentioned. PTI



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