Lok Bandhu of Maandi village in Naranul secured the seventh rank in the prestigious civil services examination, the result of which was declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Saturday.
“My sisters motivated me to improve my rank from last year’s 855 to seventh this year, said Bandhu. Speaking to HT over phone, Bandhu, who is undergoing Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) training in Mumbai, said: “It’s a great day for me. I owe my success to my father Vishav Bandhu, my sisters — Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer Kranti Yadav and Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Puja Yadav.”
“I am happy as I have got a call from the department of personnel and training at Delhi and I will be going there on Monday before meeting my family,” said Bandhu, who has done masters in business administration from Delhi and has graduated in science from Jaipur.
His elated father Vishav Bandhu, a businessman settled in Delhi, said: “My grandfather Rao Madhav Singh was a freedom fighter and keeping the tradition alive, my children are serving the country, though in a different field.”
Haryana-cadre IPS officer Rahul Hooda, who secured the 60th rank in the civil services examination, has also thanked his family for this feat.“My experience as an IPS officer will help me in the new job,” said Hooda, who belongs to Sanghi village in Rohtak district. He is currently posted as an assistant superintendent of police (ASP) of Ambala and Panchkula. Rahul had secured 113th rank in 2012.
“My family belongs to Sanghi village in Rohtak. My father Prem Singh Hooda shifted to Delhi as he was posted as an assistant commissioner of police (ACP) with the Delhi Police. I was born and brought up in Delhi,” said Hooda.
Another Rohtak boy, IRS officer Prabhat Malik, has secured the 68th rank in the examination. Prabhat’s father MS Malik, a divisional forest officer, belongs to Geeta Colony in Rohtak. The family has now shifted to Gurgaon.
Indu Bhardwaj of Sampla village in Rohtak bagged the 437th rank in the examination. Her father Kaptan Singh is a sub-inspector with the Delhi Police. Her elder sister Monika is an IPS officer and is posted as an ACP with the Delhi Police.
Other candidates who have cleared the exam from the state are: Ankit Verma of Bhiwani (145 rank), Sourabh Swami of Charkhi Dadri (149 rank), Inderjeet Yadav of Narnaul (242 rank), Nitin Sangwan of Charkhi Dadri (359 rank), Parmod Kumar Sheoran of Charkhi Dadri (364 rank), Vinay Goyal of Mahendergarh (628 rank), Pradeep Kumar of Bahadurgarh (889 rank).