Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal congratulated successful candidates from Assam who cracked UPSC Civil Services Examination 2017 with flying colours.
In a statement made on Friday, Chief Minister Sonowal said, “People of Assam are proud of your achievement, and on behalf of the people and on my behalf, I convey my heartiest congratulations to you all. Your results will motivate other youths of the State to take Civil Services Examination in right earnest”.
He also expressed his best wishes for all the future endeavour of the successful candidates.
At least 15 candidates from Assam have cleared the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2017 the results of which were declared on Friday.
Among the candidates who cleared the examination are – Bipasha Kalita (41st rank), Swapnaneel Paul (64th rank), Mrigakhi Deka (126th rank), Aryanak Saikia (148th), Purna Borah (149th), Nahar Pranay Prakash (199th), Manalika Borgohain (230th), Siddhant Das (267th), Deepangshu Agarwal (509th), Mamoni Doley (593th), Subhajit Bhuyan (645th), Partha Pratim Das (738th), Manoj Swargiary (795th), Deepjyoti Das (855th) and Yashodhara Das bagged 894th position.
Manalika Borgohain is the grandchild of senior journalist, noted writer and former President of Asom Sahitya Sabha, Homen Borgohain.
Bipasa and Partha Pratim also cleared the Assam State Public Service Commission (APSC) examinations in 2017. Bipasa, who hails from Guwahati, is now working as an Extra Assistant Commissioner in Nagaon while Partha Pratim, who hails from Jorhat, is currently serving as the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) at Sivasagar.
Partha earlier worked in Axis Bank and has been able to clear the civil service examination in his first attempt. “We are very happy to hear the news. It is a proud moment for us,” Partha’s father Mitu Das told Northeast Now.
148th rank holder Aaranyak Saikia is the son of newly-appointed Assam DGP and author Kula Saikia and Senior Railway official and novelist Leena Sarma.
Hyderabad candidate Anudeep Durishetty topped the list. The UPSC Main Examination was conducted on October 28, 2017.
The UPSC examination was held to recruit 980 posts of Indian nationals in Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Central Services (Group A and Group B) and various other government departments.
Out of 980 posts, 54 posts are reserved for reserved categories. The IAS PRE (CSAT) Exam was held on 18 June 2017.