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Will Do My Best Wherever the Govt Posts Me, Says IAS Topper Durishetty Anudeep

An OBC candidate, Anudeep has graduated with BE (Electronics & Instrumentation) degree from BITS, Pilani. "We are very happy about our son acing the Civil Services 2017," Anudeep's father Manohar said in Karim Nagar in Telangana.

Sakshi Khanna | CNN-News18

Updated:April 28, 2018, 1:11 PM IST
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New Delhi: Indian Revenue Service officer Durishetty Anudeep has topped the coveted civil services 2017 examination, results for which were announced on Friday, breaking a three-year streak of female candidates bagging the top spot.

Anudeep, an IRS officer (Customs and Central Excise cadre) is posted as an Assistant Commissioner in Hyderabad. He cleared the examination with Anthropology as his optional subject.

Speaking to CNN-News18, Anudeep said, “The feeling is yet to sink in. I did not expect it. I am grateful to all those who supported me. I was earlier successful in 2013 and got into IRS. Working with Central GST was a great learning experience and challenging. I felt IAS would be a wider responsibility and greater platform to work in.”

“I joined Google because of public reach and the impact it has. I learnt a lot. I felt if that gave me such satisfaction, it would be more satisfying to work in public sector. That motivated me for civil services,” he said.

“During my training, I visited Singapore and saw closely how they have a model for development. Their education sector is very robust and efficient. We should also ensure that a child not only goes to school but also learns…. I will do my best wherever the government posts me,” Anudeep added.

An OBC candidate, Anudeep has graduated with BE (Electronics & Instrumentation) degree from BITS, Pilani. "We are very happy about our son acing the Civil Services 2017," Anudeep's father Manohar said in Karim Nagar in Telangana.

"Anudeep got the IRS in his second attempt. Now he is working as a Commissioner, GST, in Hyderabad,” Manohar, who works as an assistant engineer at Mallapur in Jagtial district, said. "We cried a lot when we heard the news over the phone from our son," said Anudeep's mother Jyothi.

Anu Kumari, the topper among the female candidates, has graduated with BSc (Hons) in Physics from the Delhi University and has done an MBA (Finance and Marketing) from IMT, Nagpur.

A total of 990 candidates — 750 men and 240 women — have been recommended by the Commission for appointment to various central government services, UPSC said in a statement here. Of the candidates recommended for appointment, 476 are from the general category, 275 from OBC, 165 from Scheduled Caste and 74 from Scheduled Tribes category.

"The recommended candidates also include 29 physically disabled persons (9 orthopedically handicapped; 8 visually challenged and 12 hearing impaired)," it said.

Saumya Sharma, a physically disabled candidate, with hearing impairment, secured an overall ninth rank, the UPSC said. Nandini K R, Tina Dabi and Ira Singhal had topped the civil services 2016, 2015 and 2014 examinations respectively.

A total of 1,058 vacancies were to be filled through Civil Services Examination, 2017 which include 29 vacancies for physically handicapped candidates, the statement said. "Result of two candidates has been withheld," it said. Among the top 25 candidates, 17 are men and 8 women.

"The Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2017 was conducted on June 18, 2017. 9,57,590 candidates applied for this examination, out of which 4,56,625 candidates actually appeared. 13,366 candidates qualified for appearance in the written (Mains) examination held in October-November, 2017. Of them, 2,568 candidates qualified for the Personality Test conducted in February-April, 2018," it said.

The civil services examination is conducted annually in three phases preliminary, main and personality test or interview to select officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others.

(With PTI inputs)

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