Civil Services Examination has a class of its own. To achieve success with higher ranks has always been a dream for many.
The CSE 2011 result represents the changing trend and now, UPSC has been able to hit the chord by selecting highly talented and competent youth for the top posts.
The debate is on that the talent of professionally qualified youth is being wasted and flair of Engineers, doctors and academicians is being diverted towards administration. I am not offering my opinion on this matter but certainly by selecting these talented people one thing is for sure – at least they will remain here and contribute for the development of the country.
To support, here I talk of Rajanvir Singh Kapur (AIR 92, CSE 2011), an engineer from Thapar Institute, Punjab. Rajanvir hails from Chandigarh. His father is a senior government official and mother along with his brothers is settled in Canada.
As Rajanvir says, “I had a lot of options open and going abroad was one of them. New-age careers and corporate world keeps youngsters from affluent families mesmerized, but, since my childhood I hunted for something which involved societal thinking, where I can serve my country. And when I looked at career choice (mind it Career - not job); Civil Services, particularly IAS, really fascinated me the most.”
He went on to add, “In CSE 2009 my selection got me IRS (IT) and now, in CSE 2011, my rank is 92. I don’t know I will get IAS or not but I feel which ever services I get, I am going to enjoy it and make my contribution for advancement of our country.”