Andhra Pradesh

UPSC: Gooty youth tops the State

Bharat gupta   | Photo Credit: Mail pic

The success of State candidates in the Civil Services this year is a mix of absolute freshers and those already into other services even as the number of successful candidates has gone down compared to previous years.

Bharat Kumar Gupta secured 17th rank taking the first spot in the State. Hailing from Gooty town in Anantapur district, Bharat achieved the feat in his very first attempt. He finished his MBBS from Government Medical College, Kurnool recently.

Speaking to The Hindu, Mr. Bharat said his preparations started in the third year of MBBS when he realised that Civil Services was a better way to serve people. He attributes his success to his senior, Dr. Vamsi Krishna, who inspired him to attempt Civils.

Another feature of this year's results is that several candidates who left lucrative jobs in the corporate sector cracked the exam. Moreover, lot of candidates who are already undergoing training as IPS and IRS officers have bettered their ranks.

Kartikeya Goel, son of senior IAS officer, A.K. Goel, who retired recently, secured 47th rank to bag the IAS. An Electrical Engineer from the JNTU, Kartikeya, quit a lucrative job as a business analyst with Wipro Technologies and underwent coaching at Brain Tree. Last year, he qualified for the Indian Revenue Service.

P. Bharathi, who got into IPS last year and is undergoing training, secured 59th rank to get into IAS. She stands topper among women candidates in the State. She worked as a Tahsildar in Karnataka earlier, but is married to Mr. Shanker Reddy, an officer in the Tourism Department. She said her first preference was always IAS which was diversified and more close to the people.

Laya Madduri, who is at present undergoing training as Deputy Collector in the State government, secured 201st rank and will get into IAS. A graduate in Mechanical Engineering from BITS Pilani, Laya worked as a software engineer in an MNC. In her first attempt she qualified for the Indian Revenue Service.

C. Vamshi Krishna, who is already undergoing IPS training, has got the same selection again this year. Vamshi is an electrical engineer from JNTU. Peeyush Samariya, son of senior IAS officer Hiralal Samariya, has qualified for the Indian Revenue Service in his very first attempt. Gopi Donti Reddy, who hails from Khammam, and Hari Chandana Dasari, a post-graduate in political science from the Hyderabad Central University, also got into IRS.

Some other successful candidates include Ch. Vijaya Rao (102), Sudheerkumar Reddy (167), Gandham Chandrudu (198), R. Chetan(213) rank and G. Swapna (322).


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