Written By – Mitali Merchant
Raipur girl, Namrata bagged 99th position in the UPSC merit list and was selected for IAS. Apart from Namrata, three others from Chhattisgarh including Abhishek Agrawal secured 230th rank, Arihant Sindhi secured 322 ranks and Chandra Kumar Verma secured 352nd rank in the merit list. Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh has extended his best wishes and congratulations to both the aspirants.
Belonging to Chhattisgarh’s Naxalite-affected Dantewada district, she rose above her circumstances and turned her dream into reality.
She has also mentioned that she wants to assure the affected population that the government is with them. “I want to do development work in Naxal-affected areas,” the alumnus of KPS Bhilai School said.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, who is on an official visit to Japan, congratulated her for the success. “Elated to learn Namrata Jain from Dantewada clinched 99th rank in UPSC exams! Maybe someday she’ll become the district’s collector,” Singh tweeted.
The civil services examination is conducted by the UPSC annually in three stages– preliminary, main and interview–to select candidates for the elite Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and the Indian Police Service (IPS), among others