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MoS felicitates toppers of Civil Services Exam 2020

By TIOL News Service

NEW DELHI, OCT 22, 2021: MoS, Dr Jitendra Singh, yesterday interacted and felicitated first 20 All India Toppers of IAS/ Civil Services Exam 2020, who called on him at the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) headquarters North Block here. The result of the exam was declared recently.

Welcoming the top-20 rankers and their family members, DrJitendra Singh said that it is indeed very encouraging to note that the top 20 candidates include 10 female candidates and they also represent a pan-India coverage as these candidates hail from the States/UTs of Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh. The Minister said that the demographic change both at gender and regional level in the last few years augurs well for a diverse country like ours.He was informed that a total of 761 candidates (545 men and 216 women) have been recommended by the Commission for appointment to various Services this year.

During the interaction, Dr Jitendra Singh said that in 2014, he had introduced in the DoPT a new tradition of personally inviting the All India Toppers to North Block and felicitating them and since then this tradition continues.

Describing the young officers as Architects of New India, Dr Jitendra Singh said, they are privileged to enter the services during 75th Year of India's Independence and added, they had eventful 25 years ahead to serve when independent India turns 100 and realises Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of New India that leads the rest of the world. He said, under Prime Minister Modi, India is already on the ascent and Civil Servants of this new genre have the privileged responsibility of taking it to the top league in the global arena.