About two years after cracking the IAS examination, a 23-year-old has quit the prestigious service to “provide free guidance to other civil services aspirants and create his identity at the national level”.
Roman Saini, who hails from Jaipur, was last posted as assistant collector in Jabalpur and resigned in September last year, but his resignation came to light only on Friday.
Jabalpur collector Shivnarayan Rupla confirmed the information, but added that Saini’s resignation was yet to be accepted by the department of personnel and training (DoPT).
Saini, who is said to be running “Unacademy- India’s largest free learning education platform” in Delhi along with his friends, could not be contacted.
After making it to AIIMS at the age of 16 years, Saini cracked the civil services examination at 21 in the year 2013 in which he secured 18th rank.
“He and his friends have already offered free guidance to more than one lakh students who were aspiring to become IAS officers. Five to seven such aspirants succeeded in civil services examinations in 2015,” said Rupla. He said when Saini expressed his desire to quit the service he tried to convince him not to do so and asked him to take a decision in this regard after talking to his family members. However, Saini came back to him after a few days and said he had decided to quit, he said.
Rupla said, “Roman is very talented, and he wishes to create his identity at the national level. He thought if he was confined to a service and also a state, he wouldn’t be able to guide a good number of candidates who aspired to become IAS officers. I appreciate his talent and decision.”