Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology, MoS PMO, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space and MoS Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr Jitendra Singh today interacted with and felicitated the first 20 All India Toppers of IAS/ Civil Services Exam 2022, who called on him at the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) headquarters at North Block here. The result of the exam was declared on 23rd May 2023.
Among the first 20 IAS/Civil Services toppers invited, Dr Jitendra Singh said, first four toppers and 60 percent out of top 20 happen to be women and this is a great reflection of demographic change happening in the last 9 nine years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Government, where India is moving from women participation to women leadership. He recalled that last year also the top three toppers were women and hoped that hattrick will be made in 2023 Civil Services Examination.
Dr Jitendra Singh also underlined that this year out of top 20, there are only 8 engineers and one medico and rest are from humanities and he welcomed this change describing it democratisation of services through optimum use of technology.
The Minister also took note of the demographic change happening over the last few years and said that they represent a pan-India coverage as these candidates hail from the States/UTs of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Telangana. He said, this gender and demographic change augurs well for a diverse country like India. The Minister also underlined that even candidates having done schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Navodaya School and Government schools are cracking the exam, while earlier it was mostly confined to elite schools.
In his welcome address to the top-20 rankers and their family members, Dr Jitendra Singh described the 2022 batch of Civil Servants as the “Batch of Change Leaders”, as they will be in key positions of Governance, when India will celebrate 100 years of Independence after 25 years as one of the frontline countries of the world.
Dr Jitendra Singh also informed the officers that there is a huge and positive change in curricula in LBSNAA in tune with modern times, and apart from Mission Karmayogi and Mission Prarambh, young probationers will have a 3-month stint of mentorship at the Central government before getting the respective State or Union Territory to join the allocated cadre.
The Union Public Service Commission declared the Final Result of Civil Services Examination (CSE)-2023 on 23rd May, 2023. A total of 933 candidates (613 men and 310 women) have been recommended by the Commission for appointment to various Services as per following break-up: