Saturday, May 08, 2010

IAS Toppers Day: Special dinner and receptions to welcome India’s new icons

THOSE who made into IAS and other elite Indian civil services across the country spent a busy Friday as they were flooded with congratulatory messages and requests for media interactions apart from their attending of special dinners and receptions.
For Shah Faesal, who turned out to be the first Kashmiri ever to top the civil services examination, it was a big day as village drummers from his native Sogam in Kupwara sang traditional songs and threw rose petals to welcome him. According to media reports, Governor NN Vohra invited the Valley’s new celebrity and his mother to the Raj Bhawan.
In Delhi, DoPT issued a congratulatory message from minister Prithviraj Chavan, “We in DoPT greet all of you on choosing a career in the prestigious civil services and hope that you will live up to the expectations and aspirations of the citizens of India”.
In Orissa, Rashmita Panda (13th rank), a bank officer’s daughter, who did not accept a placement in an IT major to become an IAS officer, became the talk of the town. Also, the state celebrated the success of Sudhanshu Mohan Samal, a boy from an Oriya-medium school in Kendrapada’s Indupur village who secured the 18th position in over-all ranking.

Action and Appointments
a) Sudha Pillai, 1972 batch IAS who retired on April 30, took over as member secretary of the Planning Commission in the rank of minister of state (MoS). A gold medalist from Punjab university, she secured the second rank in the civil services exams.
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b) PJ Thomas, a 1973 batch Kerala cadre IAS and secretary in the department of telecommunications, will hold the additional charge of the post of secretary, department of information technology during the period of absence of leave of R Chandrasekhar, a 1975 batch AP cadre IAS from May 10 to May 25, 2010.

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