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Meet tomorrow’s bureaucrats from Punjab and Haryana

HT profiles five candidates from the region who have cracked the UPSC exam.

education Updated: Apr 28, 2018 09:43 IST
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Megha Arora with her father, Punjab DGP Suresh Arora, and her mother in Chandigarh on Friday. This was her third attempt.
Megha Arora with her father, Punjab DGP Suresh Arora, and her mother in Chandigarh on Friday. This was her third attempt. (Karuns Sharma/HT)

From the Punjab DGP’s daughter to the daughter of Haryana village sarpanch, HT profiles five candidates from the region who have cracked the UPSC exam.

Megha Arora, 26, Masters in Foreign Affairs from University of London

Megha is daughter of Punjab DGP Suresh Arora, who is a 1982 cadre IPS officer. An alumna of Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, she studied International Relations from Emory University, US and went ahead to do her Masters in Foreign Affairs from the University of London. She came back to India in 2013. This was third attempt. Megha had joined the Young Indian fellowship programme at Ashoka University.

Vikram Aditya Malik, 29, Lawyer, has practised in Supreme Court

An alumnus of St John’s High School, Sector 26, and Bhavan Vidyalaya School, Sector 27, he is the son of Haryana cadre IAS officer Yudhvir Singh Malik.

Working with a private law firm, this was his fourth attempt. His sister Surbhi Malik is a 2012 batch Punjab cadre IAS officer.

(From left to right) Ritu, Shruti Arora, Vikram Aditya Malik and Juhi Jalota.

Shruti Arora, 25, Engineer

Shruti is an alumna of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sector 26, and an engineering graduate from the University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET). This was her third attempt. She is a daughter of Haryana-cadre IAS officer Keshni Anand Arora, who is posted as additional chief secretary to the Haryana government. Keshni is sister of former Haryana chief secretaries, Urvashi Gulati and Meenakshi Anand Chaudhary.

Ritu, 24, MSc Mathematics from Kurukshetra University

Ritu is the daughter of a farmer Tara Chand and Sunita Devi. Both are former sarpanchs of Bhadar village in Panipat. This was her first attempt. She completed Class-10 from her village and Class 12 from Panipat. She is a gold medallist in M Sc Mathematics from Kurukshetra University in 2016.

Juhi Jalota, 27, Engineer

Ludhiana Model Gram resident, she is married to a city-based businessman, and aspires to join the Indian Police Service. A Gwalior native, she was in Solan, when the results were declared. Her mother-in-law heads the Geography department at Government College for Girls, Ludhiana.