Ajit, an IPS officer in Madhya Pradesh cadre has secured 26th rank in Civil Services Examination 2012. As he could not get time to prepare, he relied on his old notes and fresh notes prepared by a bunch of friends, as they call themselves - ‘Backbenchers’.
For a boy who lost his father at the age of six, journey to the most prestigious services in the country has not been easy. Earlier, his maternal grandfather and later, his mother Pramila Roy had to make a lot of sacrifices as she worked tirelessly in order to ensure that he gets decent education. His family stood with him as rock although out his mission.
Despite all adversities, he continued academics and while doing Masters in Economics in JNU, New Delhi to make career in IAS, he decided to take a plunge in to Civil Services Examination.
This is story of Ajit who has produced outstanding result and achieved 26th rank in Civil Services Examination 2012. He has achieved this brilliant success despite of being in Police service.
“In first attempt, I wrote Main Examination, but, could not get Interview call. In my second attempt, I cracked this examination and secured 97th rank in CSE 2009. I got Indian Police Service and I am serving as IPS officer in MP cadre.
The hunt for ‘IAS’ continued; in my third attempt, due to a lot of distractions and poor health, got 462nd rank, but, the fourth attempt proved to be lucky for me,” said Ajit.
Commenting on quest for post of IAS, Ajit said, “No other job in the world provides you such a big platform at such a young age. As a young and dynamic officer heading a district or working in a department you can influence the lives of millions.”
Recounting the events Ajit said, this time it was not easy, “I decided to write Main Examination just 20 days before the Main Examination that commenced in first week of October 2012. I was granted only 12 days leave and in such a small time, I just relied on notes prepared by my friends Amar Gahlot, Awanish, Rajeev, Sanjay Vaish, Yogendra Singh, Parul, Rijula, Manish, Rishi and Abhinav as well as my own old notes.”
“We are a small group of friends and we call us ‘Backbenchers’. All the backbenchers cooperate and help each other that generate synergy and even, produced outstanding result as well,” he added.
Ajit also feel grateful to his wife Rijula Uniyal (AIR 231, CSE 2010; Indian Revenue Service) with whom he has jointly taken conscious decision to appear in Civil Services Examination and acknowledges that she had been a great support during preparation.
His eagerness to serve the masses reflect in his words as he said, “With your talent, innovation skills, and hard-work you can bring very positive changes in the lives of your countrymen and women which is hugely satisfying.”