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Truck driver’s son clears civil services exam, gets IPS  

In 2012, he had cleared the civil services exam and got allied service. He worked in railways as an officer for about two and a half years. Later, he cleared the UP PCS exam and is presently working as a BSA in Azamgarh. Pramod now wants to give another shot at the exam so as to qualify for the IAS.

lucknow Updated: Jun 02, 2017 14:14 IST
Sudhir Kumar
Pramod with his wife and kid.
Pramod with his wife and kid.(HT Photo)

Son of a truck driver from a nondescript village Dhaneja in Jaunpur, Pramod Kumar Yadav, 30, cracked the civil services examinations once again and secured 626th position thus qualifying for the IPS.

Speaking to HT on phone, an elated Pramod spelled out his priorities: “As an IPS officer, achieving friendly policing will be my top priority.”

This was Yadav’s sixth attempt at this prestigious examination. In 2012, he had cleared the civil services exam and got allied service. He worked in railways as an officer for about two and a half years. Later, he cleared the UP PCS exam and is presently working as a BSA in Azamgarh. Wanting to improve his rank, Pramod now wants to give another shot at the exam so as to qualify for the IAS.

Pramod said, “I am quite happy with my result. But I will try once more to improve my rank so that I can get IAS. In this attempt, I have got IPS.”

Pramod did his elementary education from a government-run primary school at his native place and attended a school at a neighbouring village Vishunpura to complete class 10 from UP Board. For higher education, he moved to TD Inter College, Jaunpur. He completed intermediate from UP Board and enrolled in Allahabad University. He studied Hindi, English and ancient History in graduation and Hindi literature in post graduation.

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Speaking about his favourite subject—Hindi literature—which he opted for in the civil services exam, Pramod said Munshi Premchand was his favourite writer. He has gone through all stories and novels by the literary genius. When the interview board asked the reason behind his liking for the writer, Pramod said the ground realities depicted in Premchand’s writings were a big draw for him.

The board then questioned how he would manage to improve law and order situation in north east to which Pramod replied, “Zero tolerance against terrorism and separatist forces will be my strategy to achieve the objective. Simultaneously, I would make efforts for development in the region after a dialogue with the people there.”

Meanwhile, Pramod’s 73-year-old father, Ramdular started receiving several congratulatory calls since Wednesday evening. He thanked God for his son’s success. Ramdular had been a truck driver for 37 years. It was only a few years ago that he gave up driving and started dairy work.

Ramdular told HT on phone, “By the grace of God, my son has become big officer (IPS). I am thankful to God. I am very happy as my son has made me proud once more by qualifying the UPSC exam. Pramod is brilliant and very obedient son.”

He further said, “To fulfil my wish around three years back, he tied the knot with an educated girl from a family with humble background. We did not take any dowry as we are against this malpractice.” Yadav is married to Reetu Yadav, who is a housewife. The couple has a daughter Shivi.

Pramod’s childhood friend KK Yadav too was elated with his success. “Pramod is very brilliant and I was quite hopeful of his success,” he said. Teerath Yadav, elder brother of Pramod, is also happy with his sibling’s achievement.