Cracking civil services from the region
A number of candidates, largely from professional background, have made it to the prestigious Civil Services with at least a dozen from the region making it to the top hundred in the country. HT lists out those who are among the top 250 positions from Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh.chandigarh Updated: Jul 05, 2015 00:25 IST
A number of candidates, largely from professional background, have made it to the prestigious Civil Services with at least a dozen from the region making it to the top hundred in the country. HT lists out those who are among the top 250 positions from Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Chandigarh.
Rank 7: Lok Bandhu from Narnaul, Haryana, has improved his position from 855 last year. On IRTS training in Mumbai, he thanked his father Vishav Bandhu and sisters IRS officer Kranti Yadav and Puja Yadav, an IPS officer of the 2014 batch, for motivating him. Vishav Bandhu is a businessman now living in Delhi.
Rank 15: Abhijeet Kaplish, 25, from Chandigarh is a student of third year in law department of Panjab University, Chandigarh. It was his second attempt and has an excellent academic career throughout. His father is chief manager at Punjab Markfed and mother serves as associate professor at Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh.
Rank 19: Aditya Uppal of Ludhiana is a mechanical engineering from Thapar University, Patiala. Last year, he cleared the IRS and is currently training in Nagpur. Aditya did his Class 12 from Kundan Vidya Mandir, Ludhiana, and was a topper throughout.
Rank 29: Paramvir Singh of Panchkula, is a practising lawyer at the Punjab and Haryana high court and a pass-out of National Law School, Delhi. It was his second attempt.
Rank 33: Deepshikha Sharma of Kaithal is a B Tech in electronic communication with honours from Kurukshetra University. Her parents Bhim Sain Sharma and mother Sunita are lecturers in government schools. She wants to work for women empowerment.
Rank 37: Seema Pujani of Faridabad improved her rank from 599 in 2013. Her father Amar Nath Pujani, now retired, was the SDM of Faridabad a few years ago. A product of National Law University, Bangalore, Seema is the youngest of three sisters.
Rank 46: Baseer-Ul-Haq, Jammu and Kashmir.
Rank 59: Priyanka Mehtani, 25, is a chartered accountant in Chandigarh and wants to make it to the Indian Foreign Service. Her father is also a CA and mother an assistant professor at Government College, Sector 11.
Rank 60: Rahul Hooda of Rohtak is already a Haryana Cadre IPS officer and will now be joining the IAS. Currently posted as ASP of Ambala and Panchkula, Rahul had secured 113 rank in 2012. His father Prem Singh Hooda remained ACP in Delhi Police.
Rank 61: Apoorv Devgan, 27, of Chandigarh is currently undergoing training at Indian Railways Institute of Traffic Management (IRITM), Lucknow, as he secured 554 rank in his previous attempt last year. His father is an architect and mother serves as deputy director, technical education, Haryana.
Rank 68: Prabhat Malik is also of Rohtak and is an IRS officer, currently training at Nagpur. His father is DFO MS Malik.
Rank 75: Tushar Sharma, 27, of Saketri, Panchkula, serves as a tutor at a private academy in Chandigarh. His father is a lawyer at the Punjab and Haryana high court and mother a retired Hindi lecturer.
Rank 79: Purva Garg hails from a family having many civil servants. Her father, Praveen Kumar Garg, is a yarn trader and mother, Sangeeta Garg, is a businessman. She did her graduation from Thapar University in computer engineering.
Rank 129: Navneet Singh Bains, 29, is from Amritsar. He later shifted to Chandigarh to complete his engineering and is currently posted as divisional forest officer in Ludhiana. This was his fourth attempt. His father Sukhjit Singh Bains is a Punjab IAS officer and posted as MD, Punjab Finance Corporation, and PACL. His mother is a housewife.
Rank 136: Priyati Sharma of Bishnah, Jammu, cleared the exam in her first attempt. Her father GP Sharma is deputy director, J&K horticulture department. She did her post-graduation in zoology in 2013 and was a topper.
Rank 139: Amit Pal Sharma, 23, is an MBBS doctor from Ludhiana, and cleared the exam in his first attempt. Son of a Punjabi teacher, Amitpal wished to become an IPS Officer as his brother Dr Ajay Pal Sharma is also an IPS officer, currently posted in Ghaziabad.
Rank 145: Ankit Verma, Bhiwani.
Rank 149: Sourabh Swami, Charkhi Dadri.
Rank 224: Sumeet Sharma, 28, from Patiala, is already a Punjab civil servant and has been posted in Patiala as district excise and taxation officer. Last year, he scored 575th rank in the UPSC examination. A computer engineer from Panjab University, Sharma is aspiring to join Indian Police Services. His father VK Sharma is a retired IAS officer. He is nephew of former Patiala mayor Vishnu Sharma.
Rank 242: Inderjeet Yadav, Narnaul