Dr. Jitendra Singh felicitates first 20 All India Toppers of Civil Services Exam 2022
Union Minister of State Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh felicitated the first 20 All India Toppers of Civil Services Exam 2022 in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Singh said, first four toppers and 60 percent out of top 20 happen to be women and this is a great reflection of demographic change happening in the last nine nine years of Narendra Modi Government, where India is moving from women participation to women leadership. He recalled that last year also the top three toppers were women and hoped that hattrick will be made in 2023 Civil Services Examination.
Dr. Jitendra Singh also underlined that this year out of top 20, there are only eight engineers and one medico and rest are from humanities and he welcomed this change describing it democratisation of services through optimum use of technology.
He also took note of the demographic change happening over the last few years and said that they represent a pan-India coverage as these candidates hail from the States and UTs of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Telangana.
The Minister said, this gender and demographic change augurs well for a diverse country like India. He also underlined that even candidates having done schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Navodaya School and Government schools are cracking the exam, while earlier it was mostly confined to elite schools.
Dr. Singh described the 2022 batch of Civil Servants as the Batch of Change Leaders, as they will be in key positions of Governance, when India will celebrate 100 years of Independence after 25 years as one of the frontline countries of the world.
Dr. Jitendra Singh also informed the officers that there is a huge and positive change in curricula in Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in tune with modern times, and apart from Mission Karmayogi and Mission Prarambh, young probationers will have a three-month stint of mentorship at the Central government before getting the State or Union Territory to join the allocated cadre.
Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training S. Radha Chauhan, Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances V. Srinivas and other senior Officials were present on the occasion.